Welcome to the iWoBLE Project Site!
The University of Westminster has a long-standing history of educating for professional life and supports research into employability and the practice of work-based learning. The project team are so pleased to be working on this Phase 3 LLL-WFD project!
This project is now stimulating use of the University's virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and re-invigorating levels of support provided to placement students, employers and tutors.
iWoBLE is a significant project not only because it has a catchy and cool acronym - it is an important project to the University because it is enhancing the ways employability officers and academics manage and support students and employers during placements. Several courses across the University include work placements as part of the student experience; therefore, the outcomes of iWoBLE could inform on how placements, internships, mentoring and other employability programmes are rolled out in the future.
This project is being piloted via Westminster Business School's Business Experience and International Unit (BEIU), focusing on the following programmes:
When successfully piloted, the tools and resources can then be shared with other Schools and with other institutions in Further and Higher Education.
Enjoy browsing our project website!
The iWoBLE Project Team
During late September 2010 the University of Westminster worked with other LLL-WFD projects (University of Bradford, Middlesex University, Cardiff-Metropolitan University, Craven College and ELRAH) to develop a Work Based Learning Maturity Toolkit.
The University of Westminster has recently been awarded JISC Benefits Realisation funding to work with a consortium of partners and use it to inform the design and implementation of a range of work-based learning initiatives across Scotland.The project has regional and national support through the Regional Articulation Hubs in Scotland (representing over 7 HEIs and 27 Colleges), the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) with 13 partner Colleges and through involvement with the Quality Assurance Agency in Scotland.
Further details of this new project will be made available on the project wiki.