Boost your Employability

Working Together: EED3536 Group Photomployability for Arts & Social Sciences ED3536 is a third year, 30-credit course, which is a collaboration between the School of Social Science, the Centre for Academic Development, Careers, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and local organisations. This novel course provides the opportunity for you to work in small groups to develop solutions for projects posed by a local business or charity.

The course involves you carrying out a group work-based project while also enhancing your employability through a range of workshops. During the course you practise key career and project management skills, most notably team work, creative thinking, negotiation and presenting. As a direct result of this course, effective links between the University and businesses have also been firmly established. If you are interested about reading the authentic learning opportunities offered by the course, please read Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Durkin's latest published case study, on page 94, in a case study compendium entitled 'Employability: breaking the mould' avaliable here.

The course is co-ordinated by Dr Stuart Durkin, School of Social Science and is 100% coursework-based.

Organisations offering projects have included: Sue Ryder, Aberdeen Science Centre, AAB, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO), DeeTours Ltd and The Gordon Highlanders Museum.

To find out more watch the short video below from a previous ED3536 student.

There are a range of employability courses available to you, these include: Learning from Work ED1521, Career Development: Find Your Direction ED2550 and Working Together: Employability for Arts & Social Sciences ED3536. To register visit MyCurriculum.