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Nieke Campagne is Project manager Employability at Leiden University, The Netherlands. The project aims at improving the student’s transition process from education to graduate careers by developing a sustainable student employability model linked to life-long learning, citizenship and skills development. She has broad experience in student employability policy and strategies, graduate careers & program development, guidance and counselling, university-business cooperation, employability innovation/management and professional development of staff and students.
Starting in 1998, Andreas Eimer (born 1962) established the Careers Service at the University of Münster. He studied "Career Management and Counselling" in the Department for Organizational Psychology at the University of London/Birkbeck College, where he graduated with an MSc in 2009. In his function as Head of the Careers Service, Andreas Eimer is engaged in teaching, counselling and working on strategic development. Currently he participates in a training in psychotherapy. Andreas advocates for an understanding of employability within Higher Education that would see adaptability, knowledge creation and innovation as the core elements.
Alfred Deakin Professor Beverley Oliver leads Deakin's ambitious education strategy, including the drive to premium cloud learning and our partnership with FutureLearn. Professor Oliver’s portfolio includes oversight of the projects designed to enhance student learning and experience, as well as Academic Governance and Standards, the University Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, the Centre for Research in Assessment for Digital Learning and DeakinCo.
Dawn Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Developing Employability and Creative Workforce Initiatives at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Dawn has a distinguished record of higher education leadership, teaching and research. With a discipline background in music education and performance, her research expertise is in higher education learning and teaching, creative and academic labour markets, and identity development. Dawn is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Since 2012, Jan Knauer has been manager of the project “Employability” at the University of Münster (Germany), run by its Career Services and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project is set up to define the concept of employability specifically for a German research university. University departments are supported in developing a strategic position on employability. At the same time, they are encouraged to integrate elements of professional orientation that tap into academic qualities and strengthen students’ ability to apply their qualifications practically
Professor of Higher Education and Assessment at Flinders University in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work as well as being an independent higher education consultant. She is also a former foundation Director of Discipline Initiatives and Networks for the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Her projects encompass Assessment as Learning, Work Integrated Learning, teacher thinking research and doctoral education as a field of practice and research. She is currently a supervisor of 13 Doctoral Students in the fields of post compulsory education and the education of the next generation of professional practitioners.