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Bringing the university of life into the classroom.

Crawford, Izzy



Many of us are familiar with the phrase ‘I studied at the university of life’ being used to differentiate between ‘real world’ education and learning which takes place in a classroom. In film, the media and everyday discourse, the world of higher education conjures up images of large lecture halls, long hours spent in the library and an eccentric professor holding court over unworldly-wise students. But how accurate are these stereotypes today?


CRAWFORD, I. 2018. Bringing the university of life into the classroom. Posted on the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce blog [online]. 22 November 2018. Available from:

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Deposit Date Jul 25, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 25, 2019
Keywords Higher education; Student employability; Industrial partners; Practical skills
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