Work Experience Joint Study
09/01/2017 - 10/04/2017
The Work Experience Joint Study investigates computing students’
experiences of getting and completing placements, internships, and other work
experience. The aim of the research is to explore student self-identity and
identity adaptation among diverse students in two UK universities, with a view
to increasing the reach and effectiveness of employability interventions.
Work Experience Joint Study is a Research - Other Sources project funded by Teaching Fellows Grant.
Carried out in collaboration with and others.
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