Source of inspiration for Life Long Learning

Business and Social Sciences is a source of inspiration in areas such as career guidance, alumni activities and further/supplementary education. A group of representatives from Northern Cyprus has visited the main academic area to get inspiration for working with Life Long Learning.

2011.10.07 | Cecilie Petersen

Life Long Learning is a matter of developing your skills and knowledge both personally and socially throughout your entire life. Business and Social Sciences currently offers a number of different activities within this subject, which have become an inspiration to others.

In September, AU Career, Business and Social Sciences hosted a visit from a group of representatives from universities in Northern Cyprus. The representatives were to gain an insight into how the main academic area works with Life Long Learning.

Wide range of presentations
At the event, a number of employees gave presentations on how they work with Life Long Learning in everyday life.

AU Career talked about the types of career guidance that the department offers students. For instance, they offer career events, mentor programmes and personal guidance for students who are looking for student jobs, internships or full-time jobs.

AU Executive contributed with inspiration as regards opportunities for further/supplementary education through the presentation of their MBA and Master programmes. Learning Styles Lab talked about how to work with different learning styles.

AU Alumni contributed to the event by providing information about how they stay in touch with former students through different activities and events. The final presentation of the day was given by Peder Østergaard, Vice Dean of Education, who talked about recent studies of graduates at Business and Social Sciences.

According to Mai Britt Feddersen from AU Career, the event is a good opportunity for all parties to be inspired and share knowledge within Life Long Learning.

The event is part of an EU-funded project entitled VETLAM, which is involved in the development of career guidance and Life Long Learning. The representatives were part of a larger delegation that visited different institutions and companies in Denmark last week. The visit was arranged by the Danish consultant, Erling Have, from the company nelea.dk, which works at creating networks in connection with learning activities.

For further information

Mai Britt Feddersen

AU Career, Business and Social Sciences
Tel.: +45 89488981
E-mail: mbf@asb.dk

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