Software Engineering Education Going Agile pp 67-71

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Enhancing Computing Student Employability Skills Through Partnership Working in STEM Outreach

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Abstract

Student volunteering is growing in the UK and elsewhere, and there is an ongoing debate about whether it is really “self-evidently a ‘good thing’” or there is a greater need for reflection to determine whether this statement is true (Holdsworth and Quinn, Studies in Higher Education, 35(1), 113–127, 2010). This paper presents a personal reflection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) volunteering as a potential route to increasing Computing student’s employability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and Immersive TechnologiesUniversity of NorthamptonNorthamptonUK

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