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Placement Podcasts - The University of Huddersfield Experience

Ward, Lisa J. and Gaffikin, Jane A. (2007) Placement Podcasts - The University of Huddersfield Experience. In: ASET Annual Conference 2007: Proceedings of the 2007 Placement and Employability Professionals’ Conference. ASET, Sheffield, pp. 52-56. ISBN 978-0-9542231-7-5

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      Abstract

      Theme: Innovative Projects

      Title: Placement Podcasts
      The University of Huddersfield Experience

      Lisa Ward, TQEF Work Placement and Project Manager, Vice Chancellor’s Office,
      University of Huddersfield, L.Ward@hud.ac.uk
      Jane Gaffikin, TQEF Project Officer Vice Chancellor’s Office,
      University of Huddersfield, J.gaffikin3@hud.ac.uk

      Synopsis

      Aims and Objectives

      The University of Huddersfield is one of the top five providers of sandwich education in the UK. However, like many institutions in the UK, we are aware that as student expectations change, we need to do more to encourage our students to take up the wide variety of sandwich and other work placement opportunities available.

      Anecdotal evidence has shown that the best ambassadors for placements are the students who have al-ready benefited from them. Therefore we have instigated an original project entitled ‘Placement Pod casts’ to film and / or audio record students talking about their placement experiences. This material will be used to encourage students to take up placement opportunities and to market the University as a centre of excellence for sandwich placements and other work placement opportunities.

      Experiences Covered

      The paper addresses the following themes:
      • Industry experiences including service, healthcare and other sectors. The students that we are film-ing come from traditional areas of student placements, and newer areas including nursing, social work and careers guidance.
      • Best practices: The traditional area of written case studies is well developed. This project looks at moving this forward.
      • Enabling Technologies: How we intend to host the finished ‘pod casts’ and ‘videos’ on technolo-gies such as the web and DVD.

      Issues to be addressed

      We are currently in the early phases of this project. Initial filming has taken place of a group of stu-dents. The paper will discuss technical and practical issues associated with the project. My intention is to showcase a short film showing the work that we have done.

      The author will then request audience participation in answering the question: ‘Why and how have stu-dent expectations changed vis-à-vis sandwich programmes, and how does technology like pod casts meet the new expectations?’

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Additional Information: Proceedings of the ASET Annual Conference 2007, UWIC Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, 4-6 September 2007
      Uncontrolled Keywords: work placements, employability, WACE, students, internships, international
      Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
      Schools: Teaching and Learning Institute
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      Depositing User: Lisa Ward
      Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 10:09
      Last Modified: 15 Mar 2011 09:05
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8259

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