This project was about providing a gentle, partly playful prompting to early stage students in Arts in connection with rising 'employability' agendas. It was proposed as a collaboration between Arts Learning and Teaching and Careers' representative in the Faculty.
The key task was to make a small, adaptable module to be used in provoking earlier thought among Arts students on the direction of their studies. It was to encourage a greater sense of purposeful and strategic ownership of the experience of being a student. Plan was to mix inspiration and big thinking with practical, and to include a spectrum of personal and career-oriented thinking. The module's elements would provide flexible and vivid input and a useful structure to assist with a range of explorations. It was to include helping focus imagination and at least some tentative action on satisfying life after university - including career.
eXplore Your Potential! a self paced module created in the form of an iLearn site, designed specifically for first year Arts students to help to:
- know and understand yourself better (eXplore Me)
- research and identify career opportunities which might interest you (eXplore Opportunities)
- clarify and plan the next steps in your journey (eXplore Goals)