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STEP lab (Sustainable Technology & Engineering Projects)

Dr Angad Panesar, School of  Architecture, Technology and Engineering STEP Lab (Sustainable Technology & Engineering Projects) was created in early 2020, to materialise the ideas formulated during course accreditation to professional bodies (e.g. Institute of Engineering Technology), engagement with HE councils (e.g. Engineering Professors Council) and industrial collaborations (e.g. Annual Skills and Demand – Industry…

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Fashion and textiles students developing business plans

AGP691:Design Management and Business Plan Staff involved: Dr Martin Bouette (Module Leader), Mylinh Nygen, Sarah Elwick, Lucy Smith In this final-year module, students write and present a three-year plan. This will be either a Business Plan, or Marketing Plan, supporting new skills development in relation to their degree and career aspirations. This project requires students…

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Professional Consultancy in Geography and Environment

GY572 Professional Practice is a 20-credit year-long module . In this Q&A Professor Rebecca Elmhirst talks about this compulsory module for students in geography and environmental sciences.  This module has been designed to place ‘employability’ in the context of subject-specific research-led learning, delivered partly through student-led / expert-mentored consultancy projects and through extensive alumni and…

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Engaging applied sciences students with the world of marketing. 

“Students [will be] given opportunities to experiment and fail as well as succeed, so that they can develop resilience (now the most sought-after skill cited by employers), adaptability, independent thinking and creative problem solving.” Curriculum Design Framework – Brighton 2025  Work placements and internships are often seen as a good way to develop student employability….

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‘Nudging’ students to do a work placement

Research by Julie Fowlie and Clare Forder, School of Business and Law How can a student better enhance their employability than by doing a work-placement during their degree? While the data indicate more positive outcomes for students who do a work placement over those who do not, recent trends actually indicate a decrease in students…

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One-to-one industry mentoring in Civil Engineering

School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering The UoB Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) not only advises on the curriculum – they also offer one-to one meetings via a surgery style arrangement. Students can seek advice on a range of placement / employment matters. The IAB comprises academic staff and a team of professionals from…

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Race equity posters from Bhavik Patel

  In response to his own experiences Professor Bhavik Patel has created and curated a set of poster resources exploring how Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority academics and students are challenged in their work and studies. These are available on his dedicated blog site.  

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Kyla Ellis-Sloan’s presentation check-list

Kyla Ellis-Sloan in School of Applied Social Sciences has created this check list to share with students which is particularly useful for giving online presentations. “As you come up to poster presentation day, take a look at the handy check list below to make sure you are ready to submit. Have you chosen an inequality?…

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School of Art DEL Blog

The School of Art has collected information and ideas about working remotely for staff and students in their blog: About | DEL School of Art Resources & Examples (

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Jela Webb’s experiences of the shift to remote learning published

Jela Webb, Senior Lecturer in Brighton Business School has had an article on her experiences of the shift to remote learning published in the journal Business Information Review. In the abstract she says: “Disruption is the by-word for 2020. Across the globe organisations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdowns, which accelerated…

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