Title Assessment can have a big impact on graduate employability Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet WONKHE Media type Web Duration/Length/Size Web page Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 2/04/22 Description Jade Underwood argues that universities should embrace assessment design that is adaptive both to a changing student body and changing job markets and cites the research of the CSCB project in her article on WONKHE.
However, the majority of students do go to university to improve their chances of securing employment after graduation – which is as important to them as it is to the Office for Students. That’s why students say that the more industry exposure they gain during their time at university, the better.
Employers can play all sorts of roles in higher education – from the odd extracurricular reception to involvement in curriculum and even assessment – and as that involvement deepens, there’s usually resistance on that basis that it could disturb the “integrity” of our degrees. Nevertheless, as Learning Experience Officer for the University of Portsmouth SU, I have found pockets within the university that embrace a move toward more “cohesive assessment design”, a concept that is widely backed by the student body.
It’s therefore exciting to see that my university is a part of The Creative Students Creating Business (CSCB) Project, funded by OfS and UK Research and Innovation, investigating the ways students engage in knowledge exchange as part of their studies. Knowledge exchange can take many forms – such as working 1:1 in a small team, working with an external client, or entering work into a competition. It can be an invaluable part of the learning experience at university, boost real-world experience and support employability.
Producer/Author Jade Underwood URL https://wonkhe.com/blogs/assessment-can-have-a-big-impact-on-graduate-employability/ Persons Zoe Dann
- knowledge exchange
- student engagement