Enhancing physics graduate employability through curriculum development: enablers, barriers, and opportunities
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
To create a more productive economy the UK government has recently published its Industry Strategy. The government’s vision for a transformed economy is based on 5 foundations, including “people” and “places”. “People” and “Places” emphasise a number of challenges such as tackling particular shortages of STEM skills, developing skills to take advantage of new technology and implementing Local Industrial Strategies to drive productivity.
To meet these business needs (and others!) for talent, skills and innovation i.e., “innovation diffusion” through people, university physics departments will need to consider how this will be achieved via curriculum development, work-based learning and employer engagement.