Enhancing holistic healthcare employability for successful student transition – how do we measure its success?

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As an outcome of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 'Enhancing holistic healthcare employability for successful student transition' seminar series event hosted at Birmingham City University on 2 April 2014, a comprehensive event resource pack titled: Compendium of Employability Practice; Beyond Destination Statistics has been created.

To see the event 'at a glance' please download the Event and Compendium summary. For a more comprehensive guide see below.

The Event Resource Pack (ERP) comes in two parts and all related documents can be downloaded below.

Part one

ERP part one is divided into five sections:

1. Introduction
2. Event welcome resources
3. HEA welcome and keynote addresses
4. Workshop activities
5. Students-as-partners.

Part one acts as a guide through the day’s activities and will be useful for those who want to recap on event activities and/or for those who were unable to join us on the day yet who have an interest in the subject. Supplementary information is featured throughout the resource pack and includes a short showcase film produced by media student partners.

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Part two

ERP Part 2 is separated into three sections:

6. The employability café consultation; inspiring the next steps
7. Event summary and evaluation
8. Challenging employability; useful resources and references.

Using a discursive style, ERP part 2 offers an oratory of emergent themes including those that arose from the employability café consultation. It will be useful to those looking for inspiration, ideas and activities that have the potential to add to the body of evidence to enhance contemporary employability practice; for the benefit of students’ experiences.

The narrative of shared experiences culminates in a series of suggestions alongside consideration of future challenges and opportunities. The views contained within ERP part two are not necessarily characteristic of employing organisations, rather representative of individuals’ perspectives.

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Keynote address resources

The welcome address was delivered by Jane Priestley, Academic Lead, Health and Social Care. The two keynote talks were presented by Ruth Lawton, Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow for Employability, Birmingham City University and Dr Lorraine Dacre Pool, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).

Welcome to the seminar presentation by Jane Priestley, Academic Lead, Health and Social Care
Keynote address 1 Ruth Lawton, Birmingham City University, 'Impact: lots of questions some answers'
Keynote address 2 Dr Lorraine Dacre Pool, UCLAN, 'Graduate Employability, Measuring Success'

Workshop activities resources

Section four of the first part of the ERP directs readers through the events three themed workshop activities: Students-as-Partners, Academic and Career Partnerships, and Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) and Health and Social Care (HSC) Provider Partnerships.

Delegate abstract and poster submissions

Sections six, seven and eight are shared via ERP part 2 and discuss the themes that emerged from the event alongside future challenges, opportunities and suggested seminar outcomes. For access to delegate abstract and poster submissions please click on the relevant link provided.

We hope that you find this compendium/event resource pack a source of inspiration and motivation; for the benefit of all students’ experience and each other’s continued employability learning and development.