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Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees

Wilkinson, Clare; Sardo, Margarida; Bultitude, Karen

Authors

Clare Wilkinson Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Science Communication

Karen Bultitude karen.bultitude@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

The presentation highlights findings from a nine month project funded via the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010-11. Drawing on a questionnaire survey of employers, in addition to interviews with employers and University programme leaders the presentation highlights consensus and conflict points regarding graduate communication skills. There is continued demand from employers for graduates to demonstrate effective communication skills, in scientific and technological subject areas, as well as many others, often encompassing use of new technologies. Concurrently programme leaders are aware of their importance, particularly in specific sectors but also face challenges in attending to some areas of skill development.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 12, 2011
Publication Date Sep 12, 2011
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Wilkinson, C., Sardo, M., & Bultitude, K. (2011, September). Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees. Paper presented at STEM Graduates’ Writing Skills Project Conference, University of Bath, UK
Keywords communication skills, graduate employees
Publisher URL http://www.hestem-sw.org.uk/higher-education-curriculum/hec-projects/
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