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Learning from Work Experience 13-15 June 2012

Scarman House, University of Warwick Course Leaders: Gill Frigerio, Career Studies Unit, University of Warwick

Kathryn Foot, Careers Service, University of Cardiff

This three day course explores best practice in enabling students to access appropriate work experience and reflect on what they have learned from it. It considers the contribution that this learning might make to their ongoing career development. The course covers • an overview of theories of learning and career development • enhancing skills in working one to one with students • what we really mean by ‘employability’ and how work experience can contribute to it • how different educational institutions are supporting employability • tools to critically assess your own practice in your setting By working with others in a supportive and stimulating environment, you will gain ideas to improve your own practice and pointers to share with colleagues. Using group exercises and practice interviews you will learn to work more effectively with students. The course is suitable for any staff in student facing roles where students seek support with work experience, placements and employability issues. You may be based in a school, college, university or an external organisation. This might include staff in: Teaching roles Advice Centres/Help zones

Job shops Employer Liaison roles

Placement offices ....and more

“I attended the learning from work experience course last month. Since then I’ve found it really useful at work. Last week I was staffing a stand at a careers fair and I noticed that I was thinking differently about how I answered students’ questions. I would strongly recommend this module” Sue Welland, University of Birmingham The course is available as a University of Warwick ‘postgraduate award’, and can also be used as progression towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma or masters degree in the Management of Student Work Experience. Price information = Total fees from £1249 £699 + Vat (NASES or AGCAS members) or £899 + vat (non members) Additional £550 University of Warwick assessment fee

For further information, or to make a booking: career.studies@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7657 4192

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/careerstudies


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