SICSA Education Event: Researching Graduate Apprenticeships

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/06/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Edinburgh Napier University


SICSA Education is pleased to be sponsoring the forthcoming Researching Graduate Apprenticeships Workshop

As we enter our 3rd year of delivering and researching Graduate Apprenticeships in the School of Computing and the Centre for Computing Education Research at Edinburgh Napier is keen establish impactful research collaborations. We are holding short workshop where we can all share research into Graduate Apprenticeships so far, then work together to design future research studies and publications. We also have a special guest speaker, Professor Alastair Irons, from Sunderland University, where the first degree apprenticeship programme went live in September 2015. Alastair will discuss their research studies, including how the findings are feeding back into the programmes.

Graduate Apprenticeships provide exciting new opportunities for Scottish HEIs, to support people to get a degree while working, to widen access, and help to address skills gaps. Understanding the goals, contexts and perspectives of all stakeholders (especially the apprentices) will help us deliver these programmes more effectively. By collaborating across Scottish HEIs, we can investigate the impacts and challenges of the unique Scottish Graduate Apprenticeship model, in our various contexts.

Aims of the Workshop:

  1. Establish the current state of play for research into GAs in Scotland and share initial findings;
  2. Discuss what research is needed and what data is available;
  3. Organise collaborations and joint dissemination

Who Should Attend?

  • People involved in delivering Graduate Apprenticeships who are actively interested in research collaborations
  • People researching Graduate Apprenticeships

This short workshop is being organised by Dr Ella Taylor-Smith and Professor Sally Smith, Centre for Computing Education Research, Edinburgh Napier University

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