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Engaging the HE community, industry and government through benchmarking international student employability

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Booth, S and Read, S, Engaging the HE community, industry and government through benchmarking international student employability, Proceedings of the HERDSA Conference 2016: Research and Development in Higher Education - The Shape of Higher Education, 4-7 July 2016, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 23-32. ISBN 978-0-9945546-2-8 (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Internationalisation and student employability are key agenda items for universities across the higher education (HE) community. Shared challenges include providing international students with employment opportunities through in-country internships, work placements and scholarships as well as providing all students with student mobility options. An international benchmarking exercise involving 10 universities across 4 countries was undertaken in late 2015 to address these shared challenges and learn from each other. This paper will provide an overview of international student employability across these 10 universities. A snapshot of key areas of good practice and areas for improvement/or further development will also be discussed. This paper argues that the future direction of higher education, in remaining competive as well as relevant to all students, is about engaging and comparing practice with other HE institutions, governments and industry partners across the sector to create a cross-sectoral, multi-layered approach to addressing key challenges such as international student employability.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:international students, employability, benchmarking, curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Author:Booth, S (Dr Sara Booth)
Author:Read, S (Dr Sue Read)
ID Code:109219
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-02-10
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