e-Placement Scotland

01/08/2014 - 31/07/2019

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The project aims to create 1500 paid placement opportunities for computing students studying in any Scottish university or college over the 5 year project.

We are also researching student, graduate and employer perspectives on work placements.


e-Placement Scotland is a SHEFC Funded Projects - Non Research project funded by SFC. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to http://www.e-placementscotland.com/.
 
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Project Team

Colin F Smith
Senior Lecturer
cf.smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2774
Ella Taylor-Smith
Senior Research Fellow
e.taylor-smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2392
Sally Smith
Dean of School
s.smith@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2742
Gemma Webster
Lecturer
G.Webster@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2667

Associated Publications

Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Main, J., Ohland, M. (2016). From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education, , (), .

Smith, C., Smith, S. (2016, September). Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants. Paper presented at ACEN, Sydney, Australia.

Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, b., Ohland, M., Main, J. (2015, ). Making co-op work: A comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at World Conference on Co-op and work Integrated Learning (WACE 19th), Kyoto, Japan.

Smith, S., Smith, C. (2015, June). Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes, Glasgow.