This issue is all about graduate work experience. We will explore its significance in honing graduate soft skills and improving employability, both from an employer’s and from a student’s perspective.
As you will already know, the subject matter in question is quite pressing - especially in the context of the increasing globalisation of the higher education sector and graduate labour market and the growing foci of UK and EU employability agendas in linking higher education and business through 'lifelong learning'. These issues are reflected in the articles.
The present edition has an international flavour: We have included a special 'Australian' section, in which colleagues from down-under enlighten us in 'work integrated learning' (WIL) and other practices.
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News in brief
The best thing about summer for a busy employer
Real Prospects 2010: Work Experience
Beyond placement extinction
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and the Aussie work experience
Linking CDL and WIL: Australian research and practice
The Aussie Blueprint for employability
Graduate employability from a student's perspective
The role of the undergraduate work placement in developing employment competences
HECSU introduces: charity internship scheme
Hope you enjoy it, and please do not hesitate to contact me with feedback and suggestions!