Navigating Workplaces


Navigating workplaces

The Careers and Employability Service at University of Stirling has teamed up with the social enterprise Talking Mats to develop a transition tool for students either going into work or reflecting on their experience of leaving work. The innovative work-based learning mat helps facilitate a structured conversation with students around the transition to or from work.

Talking Mats uses unique, specially designed picture communication symbols to help students communicate effectively. The learning mat is used with visual topic cards to help students consider, reflect on and discuss their experiences.

We’ve produced a series of short talking heads with Elaine Watson, Employability and Skills Officer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, to show the thinking behind this tool.

For more: see the information on the right-hand side.