Subscribers may be interested to know that there is a newly-published Routledge book entitled ‘Navigating Your International Doctoral Experience (and Beyond)’ written by Dr Dely Lazarte Elliot – a core CR&DALL member. This book aims to help prospective and current international scholars who pursue their doctoral education in countries other than their country of origin to manage cross-cultural transition effectively with a view to making the most of their doctoral journeys.
UVAC and FACE are hosting a joint webinar to explore how apprenticeships could better improve social mobility.
** A report on this seminar may be found here **
Work-based and work-related learning in higher education for adult learners is seen as crucial to address the predicted labour market skills gap identified in such communiques as: New Skills for New Jobs Anticipating and matching labour market and skills needs; and, An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
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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.
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.