The repository provides access to a range of materials that have been developed for use by students and academic tutors to enhance graduate-level employability. Based on research undertaken the materials have been developed under key themes identified by employers as necessary for graduate employment.

The materials have been developed at two levels; learning activity and re-usable materials.

Learning Activity Materials

The learning activity materials are specified routes through the re-usable materials using a series of tasks. Each activity follows a specific pedagogy and provides learning outcomes for the activity. However, two learning activities may use the same materials but in a different order to provide a different pedagogical approach. Some learning activities are designed to be undertaken online and others in a blended learning environment depending on the nature of the task involved.

Re-usable Materials

The individual re-usable materials do not have learning outcomes attached and are just a unit of a resource that can be used in a number of ways. The re-usable materials are in a variety of formats including text, audio and graphical.

How do I access the materials?

Simply register your details, agree to the terms and conditions and then your user details will be sent to your e-mail account.

What is E-Evolve?

E nhancing Employabilityand VocationaOpportunities by Learning in Virtual Environments (E-Evolve)

The E-Evolve project is part of a consortium led by the University of Central Lancashire together with University of Wolverhampton, London Metropolitan University, University of Derby and University of Hertfordshire. The project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) under phase five of the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL5).

Aim and Objectives

The E-Evolve Project aims to utilise enquiry based learning (EBL) within a virtual learning environment (VLE) to improve graduate-level employability and enhance vocational opportunities of business and management graduates. By developing a distinctive curriculum with reference to professional practice, this project seeks to ensure excellence in the development of knowledgeable, capable and employable graduates.

The specific objectives of the E-Evolve are to:

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop and improve self-efficacy and meta-cognitive skills by utilising EBL in VLEs;
  • Develop and increase opportunities for work-related learning using EBL with reference to industry practitioners and professional bodies;
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop key employability skills that meet the changing skill requirements of knowledge-based organisations;
  • Provide teaching staff with a model and resources to facilitate the provision of opportunities to develop graduate-level employability amongst business and management students;
  • Improve access to and widen participation within higher education particularly for part- time students and those with disabilities.

For further information about the project visit the project website at www.uclan.ac.uk/evolve