The digital world continues to play an increasingly important role in student employability, whether this is equipping students with the often mentioned ‘digital literacies’ to use technologies appropriately in an educational capacity or to better understand the impact technology can have in developing a successful career.
The need for many students to engage digitally within their subject or discipline has become a prerequisite for establishing themselves professionally.
However, few students recognise that they have the power to shape the digital profile someone will find on them when they do a Google search. Within the sphere of art and design, many students will become self employed, so having a digital presence that will enable people to know who you are and what you do seems essential.
Building personal websites and participating in Social Media can play an important role in facilitating this.
Will Nash, a Professional Practice tutor in the University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and practicing artist has been encouraging students on the Design & Craft course to develop a web presence for their work as they move towards graduation.
In this short video interview, Will describes how he helped students develop a professional web presence.