Call for papers: employability research

07 January 2013

Following a grant from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for their research into employability, Senior Lecturers and Employability Officers in the School of Law, Alison Lui and Sarah Stirk, have now put out a call for papers for the project.

The title of the research project and workshop is: 'A new employability model for the twenty-first century: the importance of social media and digital employability skills.'

Date: Friday 15 March 2013, 10am-4pm.
Venue: Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG

Overview: Many students use some form of social media for social and personal reasons. Relatively few students however, use it for professional or job-seeking purposes. This workshop aims to demonstrate why and how students should develop their digital employability skills. It also provides an opportunity for staff and delegates to discuss and exchange ideas and best practice in employability strategies for the twenty-first century.

Papers should reflect the workshop theme. Examples include finding work experience through social media; improving soft skills through social media and developing a digital footprint through social media. Papers from staff embodying innovative research in employability are encouraged.

Please send abstracts of up to 400 words to the organisers by email attachment (in Word or PDF format) by 31 January 2013. If potential contributors are unsure whether their proposals suitably reflect the theme, enquiries may be made informally by email to the addresses below:

Workshop organisers: Alison Lui ( and Sarah Stirk (

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