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Graduate Employability in the Curriculum: Student 'expectations v outcomes'. Is it a bridge too far? - a real conundrum!

English, John and Ireland, Chris (2014) Graduate Employability in the Curriculum: Student 'expectations v outcomes'. Is it a bridge too far? - a real conundrum! In: Shift 2014: Enhancing Employment Outcomes: What Works?, 10 Jan 2014, University of Greenwich. (Unpublished)

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A presentation given at the invitation of the University of Greenwich. The presentation considers the way in which employability has been embedded into the curriculum of the undergraduate Accountancy and Finance course at the University of Huddersfield. It specifically considers the work carried out in the first year module, 'Accountants in Organisations'

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Business Education Research Group
The Business School > Quantitative Analysis Research Group
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 10:25
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