The University of Northampton's STRiPe group brings together academic members of staff, from across the University, who are interested in research within various aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in higher Education.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Enhancing Computing Student Employability Skills Through STEM Outreach
Student volunteering is growing in the UK and elsewhere, and there is an ongoing debate about whether it is really “self-evidently a ‘good thing’” or there is a greater need for reflection to determine whether this statement is true (Holdsworth and Quinn, Studies in Higher Education, 35(1), 113–127, 2010). This paper presents a personal reflection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) volunteering as a potential route to increasing Computing student’s employability.
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