It is very important that students are provided with opportunities to develop the key skills which will enhance their employability throughout their lifelong careers. This applies to: students preparing for Cooperative Education, final year students preparing for graduate employment or postgraduate study, anyone interested in the career development process.

The purpose of this unique module is to assist students in identifying their talents and transform these into active strengths to develop their human capital and facilitate greater employability and subsequent career development. The masters-level module will enable students to reflect upon their learning styles and develop important transferable skills and competencies appropriate for personal development, employability, and contribution to society and community. Niche workshops will provide customized, programme specific skills required at a masters level. The module will also introduce students to a formal approach of career research, management and development. The key aims of the module are to increase and enhance the ability of the student to operate in an independent and self-directed manner leading to greater employability and connectivity with industry by developing an appreciation of the needs, drivers and opportunities in the employment market. This is in line with the aims of the University's strategic plan. UL@50 to provide students with a distinctive learning experience through teaching programmes that are alive to the needs of the employment market and with the aims of the Broadening the Curriculum project which underlines the need to focus on transferable skills and career orientations.

For further information contact Gavin Connell, Head of Careers, Cooperative Education and Careers Division,University of Limerick Tel: +353-61-202114 eMail: