Networking students at Middlesex University traditionally make use of standards as paraphrased facts in core texts. By removing mention of the authors or creation method, the students are enabled to learn the facts but not to engage with the concept of experts (real people) working together. Photos of standardisers were used to emphasise how their varied backgrounds matched those of the students. Henceforth by changing our teaching method we have enabled the students to consider themselves to be future writers of standards as well as future users. This approach was adopted to support the students’ employability by increasing their confidence.