Developing EmployABILITY are currently leading a project to understand and better support STEM students’ thinking about their studies and their future work and we need your help!
Engagement involves students completing an online tool with which they create a personalised employABILITY profile containing over 50 developmental resources. If whole cohorts are engaged, we will provide a cohort report to unpack with students. Ethical consents are in place and the team hopes to engage at least 10,000 STEM students in 2019.
You might like to look at the student website, over 80 resources on the educator site, and a sample of the profile report created by students when they complete the tool.
The initiative on which the study is based is known as EmployABILITY thinking. This is a metacognitive approach to employability development delivered in the existing curriculum without the need for extra time, resources or expertise. Everything is made available under a creative commons license.
Student and institutional details are anonymised and students choose whether or not to include their responses in a dataset that will become longitudinal as the team begins to engage with students in each year of study. The dataset is housed externally and has triple security measures.
If you would like more information on the study, the employABILITY initiative and research involvement, please contact Dawn at [email protected]