Nottingham 2018

Enhancing physics graduate employability through curriculum development: enablers, barriers, and opportunities

Read the National Centre for Universities and Business report here

A joint SEPnet & WRIPA Workshop, supported by the Institute of Physics

De Vere Orchard Hotel, University of Nottingham, Wed 18th July, 10am – 4pm

Chaired by Professor Sir William Wakeham and attended by 70 delegates from more than 25 UK universities.

A joint report by SEPnet (South East Physics Network) and WRIPA highlights the challenges for improving physics graduate employability in the current HE environment and offers some solutions.

  • Key recommendations:
  • A physics degree programme should move from one that emphasises factual knowledge to one of application of knowledge;
  • Industry partners should provide input into curriculum-based learning experiences;
  • Universities need to align graduate skills and knowledge with regional innovation and opportunities.