Overcoming barriers to student engagement with work-based placements: a study to assess the work experience and placement activity within the Faculty of Science at the University of Strathclyde

Anna Selwood, Amy van Kralingen, Debra Willison

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Abstract

Initial work was undertaken in the summer of 2016 when a student intern conducted a project which sought to understand and determine the landscape concerning the activity of work experience and internship placements undertaken by both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students in the Faculty of Science at the University of Strathclyde. Work placements or internships are broad terms used to describe a wide range of experiences that seek to give the student valuable experience and skills which are widely respected by graduate employers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jun 20169 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period7/06/169/06/16

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Keywords

  • student engagement
  • work based placement
  • work experience

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Selwood, A., van Kralingen, A., & Willison, D. (2016). Overcoming barriers to student engagement with work-based placements: a study to assess the work experience and placement activity within the Faculty of Science at the University of Strathclyde. Paper presented at International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgow, United Kingdom.