Presentation on theme: "Foundation Degree Students Careers Needs An Overview of the Foundation Degree Futures Project - funded by CCMS & Progress South Central Rosie Andrew –"— Presentation transcript:
Foundation Degree Students Careers Needs An Overview of the Foundation Degree Futures Project - funded by CCMS & Progress South Central Rosie Andrew – Project Consultant
Foundation Degree Futures Project Main Stakeholders University of Reading CCMS – HEFCE funded Centre for Excellence in T&L Progress South Central – HEFCE funded Lifelong Learning Network for Berks, Bucks, Surrey & Oxon Partner Colleges and Universities
Foundation Degree Futures Project Project Objectives: (March 2007) To develop materials for FD students and graduates that allow them to consider the full range of progression opportunities To allow FD students to develop their career management skills and make appropriate choices, e.g., top-up courses, new employment, career progression and professional development opportunities To use the CCMS Destinations website as the main vehicle for delivering tailored FD career materials
Foundation Degree Futures Project Revised Planned Outcomes: Nov 2007 (19/25 days remaining) 8-12 written case studies Audio reports Final Project Report – End of Feb 2008
Foundation Degree Futures Project Format of the materials: Materials will include audio clips and written case studies of FD students and graduates. These will be translated by CCMS into web based materials Materials will be made available to participating institutions via DVD and once placed on Destinations, available at cost on a sliding scale Materials can be developed and customised within participating institutions
Foundation Degree Futures Project Case Study Content: The student experience – whats your story? Who has helped you along the way? Challenges and high points Benefits and value added from FD Options after FD Careers & progression advice to other FD students
Foundation Degree Futures Project Progress to date: Summer Term 2007 Meetings with students and staff from Sports and Leisure Management at BCUC and Complementary Therapies at East Berkshire College 3 written case studies
Foundation Degree Futures Project Progress to-date: Autumn Term 2007 Some practical difficulties this term identifying suitable groups and students Timing issues around Autumn Term Restructuring of project management arrangements and re-scoping of original project objectives
Foundation Degree Futures Project Case Studies and Emerging Themes… Increased sector/opportunity awareness Personal confidence Networking opportunities Improved interpersonal skills Improved practical skills, e.g., business planning, finance, etc.
Foundation Degree Futures Project Planned Work: Spring Term 2008 Liaison with HE institutions – 3 days Liaison with CCMS – 1 day Interviews – 5 days Analysis and writing-up – 4 days Presentations to groups – 2 days Website/materials development – 3 days
Foundation Degree Futures Project For Discussion… Possible Destinations content for FD students Presenting the case studies to best effect – ideas on web based approaches and presentation styles
Foundation Degree Futures Project Presenting materials on the Destinations website – initial thoughts… Using Topics on the Destinations website Student Experiences: case studies Guidelines: Making Your FD Work for You (covering improved skills, knowledge, etc) Guidelines: Progression Advice
Foundation Degree Futures Project Exercises and activities, Capture Your Journey – self audit of competencies Facility for students to add their experiences to the website – Whats Your Story? Other ideas??