Student-led employer-focused extracurricular activity: a method of enhancing employability skills at Imperial College London and Loughborough University

Lamb, Fiona; Perkin, Glynis; Ahearn, Alison
June 2012
Engineering Education;Jun2012, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
Case Study
This paper introduces the concept of student-led employer-focused extracurricular activity and describes two case studies: well-established activity at Imperial College London and relatively new activity at Loughborough University. The motivations behind supporting such activity are set out, including their timeliness in the current higher education climate. Difficulties encountered and sustainability issues are also discussed. Initial experiences find student-led activity to be both extremely beneficial and excellent value for money.


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