Skills and knowledge for hire: Leeds source-IT

Royce Neagle*, Alison Marshall, Roger Boyle

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present a pilot for a student consultancy service offering students the opportunity to work with internal and external clients on real life projects to learn and enhance transferable skills. The pilot ran for 18 months with a pool of 20 to 24 students working on 8 projects. We compare in detail two case study projects for external clients and described issues and lessons learned. Participating student consultants' feedback is presented and analysed, in the context of managed development of professional skills. Finally we discuss the initial challenges running a student consultancy service as an extra-curricular activity and comment on the value to the host university department.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Pages264-268
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, ITiCSE 2010 - Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 26 Jun 201030 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameITiCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference15th Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, ITiCSE 2010
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityBilkent, Ankara
Period26 Jun 201030 Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Management
  • Real-world student experiences

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