Supporting Students to Be Global Graduates: Opportunities and Challenges in Providing an International Work-Based Learning Experience

Fran Rimmer, Dan Everson, Andrew Crampton

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the meaning of the term ``global graduate'' and discuss the multifaceted approach taken by the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK, to expose students to a range of experiences and opportunities in order to facilitate their development. Specifically, we focus on both the opportunities available and the challenges faced by examining the different ways that the School works with its students. We highlight some of the key areas in which students are exposed to globalisation, through its award-winning placements unit, and cross-curriculum team challenges led by global organisations. Our discussion draws on current literature and the experience and expertise of academic and professional services staff working with the students. In order to capture the students' voice, we have undertaken a focus group of both national and international students. The approach taken in gathering student opinion on how well the University encourages and supports students to be global graduates is presented together with a summary of its findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational Higher Education in Computing Courses
Subtitle of host publicationExperiences and Reflections
EditorsJenny Carter, Clive Rosen
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Chapter10
Pages135-152
Number of pages18
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030282516
ISBN (Print)9783030282509, 3030282503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019

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    Rimmer, F., Everson, D., & Crampton, A. (2019). Supporting Students to Be Global Graduates: Opportunities and Challenges in Providing an International Work-Based Learning Experience. In J. Carter, & C. Rosen (Eds.), Transnational Higher Education in Computing Courses: Experiences and Reflections (1st ed., pp. 135-152). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28251-6_10