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The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems. (2022)
Book Chapter
DAVIDSON, A., BREMNER, P. and PERKINS, J. 2022. The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems. In Norton, S. and Penaluna, A. (eds.) 3 Es for wicked problems: employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship: solving wicked problems. York: Advance HE [online], pages 41-47. Available from: https://bit.ly/3sm0rYF

This case study presents the Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA), which aims to recognise students' high-level skills development within existing academic modules, as well as providing an opportunity for students to confront problems in new ways... Read More about The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems..

The Scottish Innovative Student Awards: preparing students to tackle wicked problems. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A., BREMNER, P. and PERKINS, J. 2021. The Scottish Innovative Student Awards: preparing students to tackle wicked problems. Presented at the 2021 Employability symposium: 3E's for wicked problems, 22 April 2021, virtual symposium [online]. Available from: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/employability-symposium-2021-3es-wicked-problems

This session introduced the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA), and gave an overview of how SISA helps students to tackle wicked problems with innovation and an orientation towards transforming the future. The session also presented two case s... Read More about The Scottish Innovative Student Awards: preparing students to tackle wicked problems..

Designing and owning the future. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A. and BREMNER, P.A.M. 2020. Designing and owning the future. Workshop presented at the 5th International enhancement conference of QAA Scotland: building resilient learning communities: using evidence to support student success, 3-5 November 2020, virtual conference.

The aim of this workshop was to help conference attendees use a couple of tools and techniques developed by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, which are intended to help students "pre-experience" their future and to foster students' career vision... Read More about Designing and owning the future..

Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A. and BREMNER, P. 2020. Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates. Presented at the Online festival of learning, teaching and student experience (LTSE 2020), 14-18 September 2020, virtual conference.

This presentation introduced attendees to the Museum of the Future methodology that allows students to design and experience the future. the presenters demonstrated how this experiential learning can help students deal with both the push of the prese... Read More about Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates..

Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. and MOULE, C. 2020. Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future. Presented at the 2020 International entrepreneurship educators conference (IEECOnline), 9-11 September 2020, virtual conference. Available from: https://ieec.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/103-Pauline-Bremner-Chris-Moule-no-video.pdf

Keeping students' skills sets work ready is a challenge for all universities within their degree programmes. Often skills are embedded in module descriptors, hard to identify and hard for students to relate to the outside world. At Robert Gordon Univ... Read More about Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future..

A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study] (2020)
Digital Artefact
MARTZOUKOU, K., MOULE, C. and BREMNER, P. 2020. A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study]. Held on SlideShare [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/a-wholeperson-education-students-innovating-and-reflecting-with-the-scottish-innovative-student-awards

This case study presents how the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) have been implemented at the School of Creative and Cultural Business within Robert Gordon University (RGU). RGU was the first... Read More about A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study].

Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. and DAVIDSON, A. 2020. Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards. Presented at Enhancing students' innovation and reflection skills: the SISA programme, 1 July 2020, webinar. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/enhancing-students-innovation-and-reflection-skills-the-sisa-programme

This webinar was organised by OneHE Mindsets. The presentation offered an overview of the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) programme, explaining what it involves and offering some key insights from its implementation with a number of courses... Read More about Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards..

Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to develop creative mindsets. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. and DAVIDSON, A. 2020. Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to develop creative mindsets. Presented at Creative experiment in the higher education classroom, 25-26 June 2020, virtual symposium.

The three-tier Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA - https://www.sie.ac.uk/sisa/) from the Scottish Institute of Enterprise (SIE) are an awards programme that develops innovation skills in both undergraduate and postgraduate students. At the Ro... Read More about Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to develop creative mindsets..

The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? (2019)
Journal Article
BREMNER, P.A.M. and LAING, A. 2019. The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? Journal of learning development in higher education [online], 16: special issue of articles from the 2019 Association for Learning Development in Higher Education conference (ALDINHE 2019), 15-17 April 2019, Exeter, UK, article 535. Available from: https://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/535

Upskilling moves quickly in today’s ‘disrupted’ workplace, and skill sets need to change to meet the needs of the digital economy (Gray, 2016), sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Using a mixed methods approach and drawin... Read More about The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities?.

Widening academic and student participation and engagement in Scotland's HE innovation and enterprise agenda. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A., BREMNER, P. and PERKINS, J. 2019. Widening academic and student participation and engagement in Scotland's HE innovation and enterprise agenda. Presented at Focus on: graduate skills 2018-19; sharing practice event, 5th June 2019, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow: QAA [online]. Available from: https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaas/focus-on/widening-academic-and-student-participation-and-engagement-in-scotland-s-he-innovation-and-enterprise-agenda.pdf

This presentation examines the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) which are run by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise in collaboration with 3 of Scotland’s Innovation Centres, the Digital Health and Care Institute, the Data Lab and Censis.... Read More about Widening academic and student participation and engagement in Scotland's HE innovation and enterprise agenda..

Developing students' innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. A. M., CRAWFORD, I. and GODSMAN, F. 2019. Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation aimed to outline the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) process from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), to provide an progress update on SISA and to demonstrate the student enhancement.

Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M., LAING, A. and SCOTT, H. 2019. Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation outlined the Professional Skills Enhancement programme, and how it seeks to aid the student in becoming 'work ready'. The authors highlights it's move and development into other degree programmes within the School of Creative and C... Read More about Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions..

The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. 2018. The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills. Presented at the 15th Enhancement in higher education conference: evaluation, evidence and enhancement: inspiring staff and students, 7 June 2018, Glasgow, UK.

This research aims to highlight, via the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, a possible mismatch between a degree learning outcomes and employability skills. By use of a mixed methods approach, inclusive of employer feedback, relevant data c... Read More about The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills..

The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills: using scholarly enquiry to aid in future teaching practice. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. 2018. The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills: using scholarly enquiry to aid in future teaching practice. Presented at the 2018 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2018): future work, future graduates; forging the link, 3 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

An honours year of any degree performs a valuable platform in enhancing the relevant skills sets, aiding graduates to become more 'work ready'. Whilst these skill sets take into account many factors, they translate to Level Learning Outcomes (LLOs) w... Read More about The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills: using scholarly enquiry to aid in future teaching practice..

From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates 'work ready' - are their skills transferable into the workplace? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. 2017. From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates 'work ready' - are their skills transferable into the workplace? Presented at the 3rd International enhancement in higher education conference: inspiring excellence, transforming the student experience, 6-8 June 2017, Glasgow, UK.

An honours year of any degree performs a valuable platform in enhancing the relevant skills sets, aiding the students to become more 'work ready'. These skill sets take into account the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) benchmarks t... Read More about From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates 'work ready' - are their skills transferable into the workplace?.

Are we making our fashion graduates ‘work ready’? Considering the transferability of skills by students transitioning into the workplace. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. 2017. Are we making our fashion graduates ‘work ready’? Considering the transferability of skills by students transitioning into the workplace. Presented at the 2017 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2017): Student transitions: navigating the learning journey, 2 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.

And they say don't work with children. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. 2008. And they say don't work with children. Presented at the 2008 Annual conference of the Academy of Marketing (AM2008): reflective marketing in a material world, 8-10 July 2008, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper explores the role and method a researcher must consider when using children as research objects. Three areas are discussed; the researcher's role, children as research objects, and the results and conclusions. Researchers must consider an... Read More about And they say don't work with children..

Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. 2008. Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays. Presented at the 2008 Annual conference of the Academy of Marketing (AM2008): reflective marketing in a material world, 8-10 July 2008, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper explores gift giving of toys to children at Christmas and Birthdays and their perception of the gift giver. Three areas are discussed; gift giving, the methodological approach and the results and conclusions. Gift giving is an historical c... Read More about Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays..

Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour: marketing strategies and responses in traditional and online environments. (2008)
Thesis
LAING, A.F. 2008. Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour: marketing strategies and responses in traditional and online environments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examines the implementation of marketing both by chain and online booksellers, and consumer responses to this marketing and a reading of the current trade press revealed calls for research into consumer wants and needs (Watson, 2002; Ho... Read More about Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour: marketing strategies and responses in traditional and online environments..