Work-Based Learning

Dr Renée Bleau, a CR&DALL Associate, participated at the 2015 BPS DOP Annual Conference

Dr Renée Bleau, CPsychol, a CR&DALL associate, participated as the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP), Scotland liaison coordinator for this year’s BPS DOP Annual Conference held in Glasgow earlier this month (7-9 Jan 2015) at the Hilton in the City Centre

CR&DALL Themes: 

Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science

The final quarter of 2013 saw the fastest increase in UK technology sector business for over four years, and 44% of UK technology firms were planning to hire more staff in 2014. Despite this, the computer science graduates who are fundamental to this growth show the highest level of unemployment of all students six months after leaving university. The reasons for this are complex, but time and again research and employers point to undergraduate work placements as an effective method for improving employment outcomes in computing. And yet the current supply of placements outstrips demand.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Supporting University-Work Transitions? Exploring the Impact of Work Placements and Internships

The transitions between university and the world of work remain a key concern for policy makers and practitioners across the UK nations and beyond.  Work placements and internships have become an increasingly significant focus of activity, aiming to ‘bridge’ the gap between study and work.

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