Online discussions

View the recorded broadcast of the online discussions on the topic "What are businesses looking for in graduates?" and "Do universities prepare students adequately for the world of work?". Share your thoughts on  Twitter with the #SeeIntoTheFuture hashtag. 

What are businesses looking for in graduates?

On 12 November we asked businesses what skills they are looking for in graduates.

Watch recording here. We discussed with businesses how young people can best prepare for the world of work and whether businesses think universities are doing enough. We discussed:

  • Are young people graduating with the skills businesses need?
  • What are the skills businesses are looking for?
  • What can students themselves do to better prepare themselves for the world of work?
  • What more can universities do to help young people prepare for the world of work?
  • How can business and education providers work together to make sure young people do have these skills?
  • Some people say business should do more e.g. in providing paid for internships. What do you think?
  • What other support could businesses offer students or universities/colleges?

VIEW THE DISCUSSION

It is still not too late to join the discussion online. Take time to watch the discussion and share your thoughts with the #SeeIntoTheFuture hashtag. 

Do universities prepare students adequately for the world of work?

View the recording of the online discussion on the topic "Do universities prepare students adequately for the world of work?". 

From the importance of internships to course content, we discussed: 

  • the role that universities have to play in preparing students for their future careers and 
  • how universities can help to ensure that students are fully equipped to start a fulfilling and rewarding career.

VIEW THE DISCUSSION

Share your thought via twitter #SeeIntoTheFuture hashtag. 

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The winner of the IPod shuffle 2GB is Zarina Mansurova.