Every student counts: promoting numeracy and enhancing employability

Vicki Tariq, Naureen Durrani, Roger Lloyd Jones, David Nichol, J. Geoffrey Timmins, Claire Worthington

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Abstract

This three-year project investigated factors that influence the development of undergraduates’ numeracy skills, with a view to identifying ways to improve them and thereby enhance student employability. Its aims and objectives were to ascertain: the generic numeracy skills in which employers expect their graduate recruits to be competent and the extent to which employers are using numeracy tests as part of graduate recruitment processes; the numeracy skills developed within a diversity of academic disciplines; the prevalence of factors that influence undergraduates’ development of their numeracy skills; how the development of numeracy skills might be better supported within undergraduate curricula; and the extra-curricular support necessary to enhance undergraduates’ numeracy skills.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLancashire
PublisherUniversity of Central Lancashire
Number of pages127
ISBN (Print)9781901922752
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2010

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