Business Community Engagement & Student Learning

Business Community Engagement & Student Learning

Working Together: Employability for Arts & Social Sciences is a third year course, which is a collaboration between the School of Social Science, the Careers Service, Interface, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and local organisations. This innovative initiative provides the opportunity for undergraduates to work in small groups to develop solutions for projects posed by a local business or charity.

During the course students practise key career and project management skills, most notably team work, project management, negotiation and presenting. Throughout the course local businesses benefit from the work of our students and students develop their workplace learning and skills. As a direct result of this course, effective links between the University and businesses have also been firmly established.

Commenting on the course, Dr Stuart Durkin, Course Co-ordinator said:“This is a highly rewarding course which has brought great benefits to the students, the businesses involved and the University.”

External organisations involved in the academic course in 2017-18 include: Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO), Aberdeen Science Centre, Sue Ryder Care and Joseph Robertson Ltd.

Personal Tutors and staff interested in finding out more about the business community engagement course are encouraged to contact Dr Stuart Durkin, School of Social Science.