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Dr Debbi Marais

Dr Debbi Marais, Principal Teaching Fellow in Warwick Medical School visited Monash University from the 11 to 15 December 2017. The visit aimed to provide an opportunity for sharing best practice and the investigation of the possibility of developing a unique opportunity for virtual work-based placements in a health setting. The visit further aimed to support the WMS PGT strategic focus of enhancing blended learning by sharing the process followed for the WMS PGT provision and learning from good practice examples of blended learning at Monash and enhancing employability and improving induction by sharing the INSITE online resource and its development process from a UK HEA-funded project.

Whilst at Monash, Debbi presented the workshop: Enhancing the Employability of PGT Students where she shared a proof of concept UK HEA-funded online resource to enhance the employability of PGT students. I-SEE was developed and incorporated into all PGT courses in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and revised at the University of Warwick as a compulsory induction module. The resource utilises self-assessment of employability skills to provide students with tailored signposting for development, followed by a reflective process and final articulation of enhanced employability skills. The workshop was available to all Monash staff interested in enhancing employability, especially in postgraduate students.

Debbi also presented at two other seminars 'Introducing blended learning for part-time PGT students' and 'Pathways to enhancing employability for postgraduate health professionals'.

You can contact Dr Marais directly on D.Marais@warwick.ac.uk