Enhancing employability through self-assessment

Debbi Marais, Joy Perkins

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Taught postgraduate students are a unique group, undergoing a short, intensive period of study, often within a new learning culture. To support Master’s students to integrate into their new learning environment this project piloted the use of a self-assessment skills audit with students studying population health programmes. The audit enabled students to reflect on their current skills profile at the start of their programme, and to also prepare a tailored action plan to address their personal development needs. This paper explores the benefits of this approach and makes recommendations on future enhancements to this model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4356-4362
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • employability
  • postgraduate
  • taught postgraduates
  • self-assessment
  • international students
  • personal development


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