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The Impact of Foundation Degrees on Students and the Workplace

Novotel, York
15 November 2007 11:00-15:30

Foundation Degree Forward would like to invite you to a dissemination seminar which has been organised as part of a national study on the impact of Foundation Degrees (Fds) on students and the workplace, two events have been organised:

15th November
Novotel York Hotel Fishergate, York, Yorkshire, YO10 4FD

21st November
MIC Conference Centre, London, NW1

These seminars will provide an opportunity to share experiences of designing and delivering Foundation Degrees, and in particular to discuss aspects of employer engagement.
The main aim of the seminars is to build capacity in the development of Fds and employer engagement.
The study itself has involved student focus groups, student interviews and a survey of students; and employers interviews – all facilitated by named practitioners. Each named
practitioner has also prepared a ‘case study’ of their own Fd which has sought to provide a reflective account of the programme thus far, including its successes and continuing challenges.

Towards the end of each seminar practitioners will reflect on their own inputs to the study thus far, and in particular the usefulness (or otherwise) of producing a reflective narrative of the continuing development of their Fd.

Draft Programme

11.00    Welcome and intro    Penny Blackie
11.15    Emerging findings     Maggie Greenwood/Brenda Little
11.45    Discussion seminars [practitioner-led]     Choice: Stockport College: Early Years (Amanda Davis) or Newcastle College: Editorial and News Media Design (Paul Hart)  
12.30    Lunch   
13.15    Discussion seminars [employer + practitioner –led]    Choice: Cleveland College of Art and Design: Graphic Design (employer + Francis Fitzgerald) or TBC
14.15    Discussion seminars [practitioner-led]      Choice: Manchester Skills Solutions: Management (Tara Goodchild) or TBC
15.00    Issues for policy, practice and future research     Penny Blackie/Russell Moseley
15.30    Close / tea    

If you are interested in attending one of these free seminars please forward your details to Kate Fletcher at: as soon as possible.

Contact Name:
Kate Fletcher
Contact Telephone:
01543 301150
Contact Email:

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