Session 4

Enhancing students' employability confidence

Simon Roberts, Director of PG Leadership, Work & Organisation Programmes, Middlesex University London

This workshop makes recommendations for increasing student awareness of the importance of relevant work experience through demonstrating that this will enhance student employability confidence. In addition, it provides insights into how our provision can be further developed to enhance students’ employability confidence and raises concerns that need to be addressed regarding students’ self-efficacy in relation to articulating their skills and attributes. The workshop also discusses the need to increase student responsibility around building their own employability by engaging with work experience opportunities.

Key words:
Employability, work experience, confidence, self-efficacy