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Going for Gold – E-Portfolios, Extracurricular Activities and the HEAR

The E-learning Unit is leading on a strand of the University’s Going for Gold Strategy under the pillar ‘Excellence in Student Employability’.

The overall aim of this workstream (3.4) is to improve graduate employability by providing a suite of verified extracurricular activities that can be included on the HEAR transcript. This will include LinkedIn Learning courses and an e-portfolio training course which will enable students to record and reflect on their learning in QMplus Hub thus enhancing their employment prospects.

There are 4 parts to our workstream:

Going for gold 3.4 Workstream strands

Going for gold 3.4 Workstream strands

Please click on any of the packages within this workstream to get more information.

3.4.1 HEAR – Identifying and validating extracurricular activities
Increasing the overall number of HEAR-verifiable extracurricular activities by identifying existing activities across the institution then working with activity organisers/co-ordinators to identify and document protocols/criteria for validation.

3.4.2 Technical integrations
Streamlining and automating (where possible) the mechanism by which these extracurricular activities can be recorded, validated and added to the HEAR and the e-Portfolio (QMplus Hub) .

3.4.3 Develop student skills in the use and value of e-portfolios
Deliver a new course open to all students focussing on the value of reflecting on learning, recording extracurricular activities, completing a skills review, collecting evidence of their learning and exploiting this when they graduate. Academic advisors could potentially give feedback on e-Portfolio use and the course would also be validated and could appear on the HEAR transcript.

3.4.4 LinkedIn Learning
Rapidly increase the validated offering (3.4.1) by purchasing the educational package  ‘LinkedIn learning’ to enable students to take self-directed extracurricular courses anytime, anywhere (e.g. promoting career readiness through technology & business skills courses). Staff will also benefit from this initiative.




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