Friday 17 February 2017 - 08:00

Exploring English, skills and employability: Industry, alumni and academia - Özyeğin University

The aim of this one day conference is to discuss the recommendations of The State of English in Higher Education in Turkey with key stakeholders from industry, academia, and alumni to come up with a set of recommendations on how these actors can collaborate to enhance the English proficiency and employability skills of university graduates.

Please see our previous work and research on English in Higher Education  

Intended outcomes of the day

The output will be a set of recommendations, generated at the event and through a digital survey, which will be presented to relevant stakeholders such as YÖK, universities, TÜSİAD academy and other parties detailing how employers and the industry can inform the HE sector to increase graduates’ employability skills and to inform the English Curriculum at tertiary level.

Other possible outcomes include, the formation of a UK – Turkey task force with representatives from industry, YÖK, and academia to work on the areas identified during and after the event.

This event is invitation only however please contact us if you’d like to take part in the event. Please also note that places are limited and we will be able respond only to some of the participation requests.

Date and Venue

The event will take place on February 17, 2017 at Özyeğin University Çekmeköy Campus in Istanbul.

Venue Details:

Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy – İSTANBUL / Law Faculty LF_AB3.150 Auditorium

The event programme can be accessed via the document below. 

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