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Developing External Links through Teaching and Learning in Geography and Environmental Science: the use of the mini-conference

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A student-led mini-conference has been used as a means of developing employer links. The one-day conference forms part of a final-year module in the Department of Geography at Edge Hill and involves the participation of external agencies. Links with the world of work, the enhancement of student learning and the promotion of regional research are reported. It is suggested that the conference could be used successfully in a variety of subject disciplines.

Keywords: Mini-conference; employer links; regional perspective; student experience.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Edge Hill College of Higher Education, UK

Publication date: 2003-03-01

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