Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Employability Skills: Perspectives from Employers

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This workshop is intended for doctoral students who are in the final stages of their research. The first part of the workshop will provide participants with a foundational understanding of the importance of employability skills and what institutional actors (government, employers, professional associations, higher education institutions) are looking for in graduates. The second part of the workshop will focus on eliciting from participants what they view as the necessary skills to be able to enter the labour market.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should:

- have a better appreciation of the importance of non-technical skills;
- be aware of what institutional actors are looking for in terms of skills;
- have reflected on which skills are needed to be employable;
- have identified which interpersonal skills need to be enhanced;
- be conversant with various thematics of employability.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This workshop is being offered to students who have successfully completed their transfer from M.Phil. to Ph.D. and to Pharm. D. students.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 3 Dec 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 17 Mar 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%


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