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Employability and Skills in PRS Introduction to the Subject Centre for Philosophical & Religious Studies Mission statement To support and promote philosophical, theological and religious studies higher education in the UK

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Employability and Skills in PRS

http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk

introduction to the subject centre for philosophical religious studies
Introduction to the Subject Centre for Philosophical & Religious Studies
  • Mission statement
    • To support and promote philosophical, theological and religious studies higher education in the UK
  • We work with and for academics and students, to provide subject specific support for the learning and teaching of:
    • Philosophy
    • History & Philosophy of Science, Technology & Medicine
    • Theology
    • Religious Studies
    • Biblical Studies

http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk

outline
Outline

Highlight project work in PRS that has focused on discipline specific employability and skills

  • Development of Employability Guides
  • Employer Engagement Project Values and CSR
  • TRS Self Employability Project
discipline specific skills
Discipline specific skills
  • History of placement activity in TRS and skills reflection
  • Motivation for specific skill definition
  • Student expectations
  • Making the implicit explicit
prs employability guides
PRS Employability Guides
  • Making connections between degree knowledge and work
  • Mapping student skills onto employer needs
  • Using alumni to create a skills narrative
  • Creating a specific resource for students/careers services/employers and academic staff

http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/publications/emp_guides.html

values and social responsibility
Values and Social Responsibility
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other subject centres, employers and professional groups
  • Initiates a dialogue between HE and employers about how they each understand values
  • Rise in number of students showing an interest in social responsibility
  • Explicit recognition of both skills and values

http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/eee/index.html

values in he
Values in HE

A process is needed to recognise different values and deal with them. HE must expose students to a world where there are no simple answers and where judgements have to be made that have social and ethical implications for the community as well as economic consequences. Businesses will engage in this process so the worlds of business and education converse more directly.

Professor Simon Robinson

‘Values in Higher Education’

employer case studies
Employer case studies
  • Reflect students use of values in career decision making
  • Illustrate how they are used in work place setting
  • Highlight how some employers are using values to attract students to their organisation
self employability and trs
Self Employability and TRS
  • Changes in labour market, rise in portfolio working
  • Audit of TRS departments
  • How do students reflect on self employability skills?
  • Self employability not currently large part of wider employer engagement agenda in departments
  • Pockets of good practice – Bath Spa University

http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/view.html/PrsDocuments/421