Young Children's Learning and Development Students Share Research Proposals With Employers


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Employers in the education sector met with final year students from the college on Thursday night to find about more about their research in the field of childcare and education.

The event was staged at HU1 Riverside and saw students showcase their dissertation proposal posters, with guests also having the opportunity to listen to key note speaker, Elspeth Nelson, outline the value of practitioner-based research on quality practice in the early years.

Students were supported by their mentors and employers, who were from a range of care and education providers across the Hull and East Yorkshire region, to view their findings. In addition, representatives from the Local Authority early years team and external academics also attended to provide valuable feedback.

Programme Leader Rachael Tyas said: "The aim of the event was to give students the opportunity to network with local employers and share their good practice with industry professionals. The programme has a strong integration of theory and practice to prepare our students to progress and effect change within the early years workforce. It was pleasing to see the students involved enjoy the experience of discussing and talking through their ideas and proposals."

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