Ormskirk, 22 March 2023: Edge Hill University in Lancashire has chosen PebblePad to deliver an institution-wide employability programme, centred around a powerful Graduate Attributes Workbook which helps students build and evidence their confidence and competence in relation to the key skills needed for work.
This significant expansion sees Edge Hill significantly increase the number of PebblePad users across the institution, providing students with a central place to develop, evidence and verify crucial attributes across their learning experiences.
Becka Colley-Foster, Head of Careers and Graduate Employability at Edge Hill says: “Using PebblePad’s ground-breaking reflection and assessment capabilities, we can ensure that every student can graduate with all of the attributes they need for work. And, importantly, with PebblePad’s ATLAS, it’s easy for staff to track who is engaging with the programme (and who’s not) and make appropriate and early interventions.”
PebblePad’s ability to support alumni was crucial in Edge Hill’s decision-making process. Unlike other platforms, PebblePad provides a portable solution, supporting students as they make the transition to the working world.
Kenny Nicholl, Chief Operating Officer of PebblePad says: “PebblePad provides a comprehensive, integrated and visual way of evidencing learning for Edge Hill’s students as they get ready for the world of work. It’s great to see so many students benefitting from the workbook, and we’re delighted that Edge Hill is expanding its use of the platform.”
Founded in 2004, PebblePad is an award-winning online Learning Journey Platform designed to help educators deliver student-centred learning. Extending the powerful features of an eportfolio with sophisticated tools for supporting diverse teaching and learning processes, PebblePad helps bridge the experiential learning & assessment gaps that Learning Management Systems can’t reach. A unique set of feedback and assessment capabilities rounds out the feature set. PebblePad is successfully transforming learning at universities around the world, including more than 30 of the top ranked global universities.
About Edge Hill University
The award-winning Edge Hill University was founded in 1885 and is based on an attractive 160-acre campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. A friendly, diverse community, offering high quality teaching, support and transformational opportunities, it’s a place where students discover ideas, subject knowledge and achieve their full potential.
Our significant success in achieving our mission is recognised by a range of awards and high rankings for teaching, student experience, accommodation and more. Our awards reflect the hard work of the whole Edge Hill University community and our dedication to delivering excellence. We were named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, an accolade rooted in our culture and campus. Investment, innovation and a continued commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience saw us top the charts at the Educate North Awards ’20/21 scooping the University of the Year title. Edge Hill is also one of a select few to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title (2014/15), awarded by Times Higher Education.