Real WoRLD

Work-related skills for employability

Welcome to the website for the Real WoRLD project.

The project (Realising work-related learning diffusion) was originally funded by the Scottish Funding Council which provided a four-year programme of strategic funding for all Scottish higher education institutions to develop graduate employability. It addresses a key goal in Glasgow Caledonian’s new Strategy for Learning which aims to enhance students’ employability skills through giving them the opportunity to solve real world problems during their studies.

Real WoRLD aims to raise the profile of employability across the university through encouraging all schools to embed work-related learning activities into their programmes, use innovative approaches in learning and teaching to enhance their students' professional skills and engage with employers on a regular basis.

It supports academics in all schools to

  • align the curriculum with the requirements of  the workplace  through implementing work-related learning in any given discipline
  • link assessment with performance in authentic activities
  • improve students’ key employability skills
  • improve employer development activity across the university
  • build a community of practice of ‘employability champions’ to develop, share and enhance best practice across the university.

The project is led and managed by Sabine McKinnon, Lecturer in Academic Development in GCU LEAD (Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development), sabine.mckinnon@gcu.ac.uk