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1 Tracking Routes into Public Service Emma Brett

2 Public Service degrees Image of students in public service

3 Employability “a set of achievements  skills, understandings and personal attributes  that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.” (Yorke, Knight et al, 2003) Public Service degrees: Work placements: – WBL1 – WBL2 Guest lectures Public Service Forum Teaching & Assessment Employability module

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5 Destinations

6 Findings graphs

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8 Changes widened range of work placements made explicit focus on skills and employability in work placement modules – – content and assignment – Employability Service input Social media Dissertations

9 Summary Graduate destinations – Range – Contact Reflection & articulation Further research

10 Bibliography Blasko, Z., Brennan, J. and Shah, T. (2002) Access to what? Analysis of Factors determining Graduate Employability Report to HEFCE by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI). Available from: (accessed 14/08/13) CBI (2011) Working towards your future: making the most of your time in higher education London: CBI. Available from: (accessed 12/08/13) Constable, J. (2012) PhD research presentation, Social Science Research Seminar Series, Anglia Ruskin University, unpublished work in progress Cooper, C.; & Ingram, S. (2004). Retention of Police Officers: A Study of Resignations and Transfers in Ten Forces. RDS Occasional Paper No. 86. London: Home Office Edwards et al, (2002) Increasing response rates to postal questionnaires: a systematic review BMJ 2002; 324: 1183 available at (accessed 05/07/12)http://www.bmj.com/content/324/7347/1183 Harvey, L. (2003) Transitions from Higher Education to Work: A briefing paper prepared by Lee Harvey (Centre for Research and Evaluation, Sheffield Hallam University), with advice from ESECT and LTSN Generic Centre colleagues. Available from: (accessed 08/06/12)http://bit.ly/oeCgqW Hogan-Howe, B. (2012) The Commissioner’s View Metropolitan Police available at (accessed 08/06/12) Pegg et al, (2012) Pedagogy for Employability, HEA, available from (accessed 07/06/13) UKCES (2008) UK Commission for Employment and Skills - Employability Skills Project. Review of Evidence on Best Practice in Teaching and Assessing Employability Skills Available from: (accessed 07/06/13) Yorke M & Knight P et al (2003) The Undergraduate Curriculum and Employability [online] LTSN Generic Centre, York, available at (accessed 07/06/13)http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources.asp?process=full_record§ion=generic&id=248


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