Kent Roach and Ruth Holland
SHU is committed to making PPDP integral to the learning experience of all it’s students, and is developing a framework and toolkit for staff & students to bring this commitment to life. Being both reflective & forward looking, the PPDP process has a clear relationship with the development of career management and employability skills in students.
Any general provision for career development in students should include the opportunity to join a dynamic and empowering career mentoring scheme, giving access to committed & highly competent professionals in a range of vocational disciplines.
It’s benefits to students include: access to specialist skills; advice; insider’s knowledge; and greater confidence.
The mentoring process itself involves: identifying learning needs; discussing them; setting goals; taking action; and reviewing & reflecting upon the experience.
All of which resonate with the core elements of PPDP.
This session further explores the links between PPDP and career mentoring, considers it’s place a part of the employability toolkit for SHU students and looks at how staff can be effective ‘enablers’.
D3 – (FU53) 15.30