Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students.

01/10/2012 - 04/01/2013

We have published the following papers:

 

Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet, Birmingham

 

Smith, S., Caddell, M., Irving, C., Mcilwhan, R., Smith, C. 2013 Can pay, should pay? Exploring perceptions of paid and unpaid work opportunities from employer and student perspectives, International Enhancement Themes Conference, Glasgow

 

We have disseminated at the following events:

 

HEA Innovation Event, February 2013, Edinburgh. Presentation: Can pay, should pay? Exploring placement outcomes for employers and students

 

QAA Work-Based Learning Forum, March 2013, Glasgow. Presentation: Can pay, should pay? Exploring placement outcomes for employers and students

Smith, S. & Smith, C. 2013 Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective, HEA Annual Conference (to be published)

 

Enhancing Employability through Placements in Higher Education Conference, July 2013, University of Huddersfield. Presentation: Placements: Encouraging the discouraged

Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students. is a Research - Other Sources project funded by HE Academy. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to .
 
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Project Team

Christine Irving
(not currently an institute member)
Sally Smith
Dean of School
s.smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2742
Colin F Smith
Senior Lecturer
cf.smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2774

Associated Publications

Smith, S., Smith, C., Caddell, M. (2015). Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in Higher Education, , (), .

Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. (2013, April). Can Pay, Should Pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities. Paper presented at HEA STEM Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. (2013). Can pay, should pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the HEA STEM Learning and Teaching Conference, , (November 2013) ( ed.). (pp. 114-119). : . .