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Employability Learning Circle

Led by Emily Roisín Reid (WMS) and Bo Kelestyn (Chemistry)

Established as a group for everyone interested in finding ways of bringing student employability and skills into the curriculum. The first meetings of the circle were general discussions about employability, skills in the curriculum and what the circle could contribute. Following these early discussions, two work streams were established with one focussed on skills and the other on employability based modules .

Employability modules group.

The group was established to share experience of including meaningful employability in the curriculum of a wide range of subjects to explore what learning might be possible from existing experience. This led to the creation of a session for the Warwick Education Conference titled Designing a module for employability. This was led by Karen Simecek with contributions from Debbi Marais, Associate Professor, WMS; Bo Kelestyn, Associate Tutor, IATL; Claire Lucas, Associate Professor, Engineering; Jane Bryan, Associate Professor, Law.

Skills group.

The group initially focussed on the Skills Badges work of Russ Kitson (Chemistry) in collaboration with colleagues at Monash (details here). Ideas from this project have been explored by circle members in WMG and Law with others interested in taking the ideas to their departments for discussion. With the Employability Strategy becoming more fully formed, the group is awaiting initial work on the creation of the Warwick Core Skills which will define a common set of skills throughout the university and across curriculum and co-curriculum.

Current members of this circle:

  • Ali Ahmad
  • Rob Batterbee
  • Stephen Bromfield
  • Valentina Donzella
  • Kumayl Gangji
  • Charlton Sayer
  • Rebecca Stone
  • Pat Tissington
  • Jane Bryan
  • Gill Frigerio
  • Russ Kitson
  • Debbi Marais
  • Sophie Reissner-Roubicek
  • Karen Simecek
  • Leanne Williams
  • Anne Wilson
  • Gurpret Chouhan
  • Lee Griffin
  • Bo Kelestyn
  • David Molyneux