Engaged Learning gives students the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge from their academic studies to a real-world challenge, by working in partnership with local, national, or international professional and community organisations through a variety of methods including consultancy, placements and co-production.
It has a range of benefits – for students, the university, and external organisations. These include, but aren’t limited to:
- It provides challenging, innovative and collaborative learning experiences – meeting a key aspiration of the Curriculum Framework
- Students develop skills, knowledge and attributes and gain insight into the challenges facing sectors and organisations; preparing them for life and work beyond university
- Projects are mutually beneficial, delivering real impact for community organisations - supporting our aspirations to become a Global Civic University
How the Careers Service can support Engaged Learning
The Careers Service can provide advice and share good practice to support you to develop Engaged Learning opportunities in new or existing units. They can advise on a range of areas such as:
- partnering with external organisations
- developing suitable projects and assessments
- supporting your students to prepare for and make the most of the experience.
The Engaged Learning Community
Be inspired and supported by joining a network of academics working to develop Engaged Learning at the University. Jointly led by BILT and the Careers Service, the Engaged Learning Community is a source of expertise, good practice, and peer support for all its members.
To join the Engaged Learning Community or to chat about your ideas and how the Careers Service can support you, get in touch with one of the Engaged Learning Coordinators: Hannah.email@example.com and Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaged Learning & employability
Engaged Learning is one approach which can help prepare students for life and work beyond university. The Faculty Employability Team at the Careers Service can help you to realise the potential of this and other approaches which enhance students’ employability.