Computing Graduate Employability Workshops Announced

A series of ‘Computing Graduate Employability Workshops’ has been announced by CPHC, HEFCE and HEA

Computing is one of the largest subject areas in Higher Education, and is taught in almost every institution, graduating around 9,000 students every year. Yet Computing graduates are recorded as having the highest unemployment rates for all subjects, six months after graduation.

Of course, institutions are not all the same. They do not have similar intakes, missions or expectations, and demonstrate a wide range of approaches to curriculum, student experience and employability. No single piece of practice represents “success”: everything works somewhere.

Dates and times are as follows (and repeated on the flyer: EmployabilityFlyer)

15th January 2015: Newcastle
22nd January 2015: London
19th February 2015: London
25th March 2015:  Glasgow

Booking will be through the HEA website

This series of workshops is one of a number of steps that CPHC (together with HEA and HEFCE) are putting in place to examine and address the ‘Computing Graduate Employability’ issue. The purpose of these workshops is to network and learn from each other, to share practice whilst respecting context.

Whether you have successes or challenges to share, this series of workshops offers an opportunity to discuss computing discipline-specific approaches to employability in an open way, under Chatham House Rules.

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