Students attend research seminar at the Society for Research in Higher Education.
Postgraduate Management students contributed to a research seminar at the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) at the Society’s headquarters in London on Friday, 6 May. The SRHE is the leading international learned society concerned with the advancement and dissemination of understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship.
The full-day event was concerned with the postgraduate student experience and employability in particular, and was chaired by Dr Camille Kandiko-Howson from the Kings Learning Institute. The speakers presented research being undertaken at institutional and national level, and represented Kingston University, Bath University, University College London and London Met.
London Met Postgraduate management students, Anabel Mederos Corratgé, Laura Montonen and Pagna Ukthaun accompanied Dr Hazel Messenger from the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and participated in her session which focused on a ‘whole person’ approach to developing postgraduate employability. Hazel commented that rather than a narrow and limited view of employability as ‘skills’, a more holistic approach which took into account students’ identity development was more meaningful, particularly for postgraduates. Comments from the attendees were very favourable and in particular the Director of Employability at Essex University, Dave Stanbury, described it as a ‘fascinating and truly impressive presentation’ informed by a thorough grasp of the literature on the subject. He added, ‘what was striking was her ability to apply this in practice and set out an inspiring pedagogic vision.'