ASET - Society for Research into Higher

Debbie Scott
Centre for Work Related Studies, University of Chester
The work based and placement learning
• Educational charity run by work-based learning practitioners for workbased learning practitioners
• The leading organisation in the work-related learning and placement
sector, providing independent strategic leadership to it
• Founded over 30 years ago
• Represents over 1300 academic and administrative staff at more than 90
• ASET was established to advance the prevalence, effectiveness and
quality of work based and placement learning in Higher Education and by
promoting and publishing research into that system of education
Strategies for support and development
• Website:
• Annual conference
• Staff development programme
‘Members only’ benefits…
• Join the LinkedIn group – ASET Placement and Employability Professionals
• E-Bulletin to which members are invited to contribute articles and
information of interest and relevance to WBL practitioners
• Practice and Research network
• Bid for bursaries and competitions
Student awards
• Exploration and enhancement student bursary
• Research bursary
Each bursary awarded annually to a practitioner to supervise a student
project intended to enhance practice – at that institution and, through
dissemination via ASET, more widely.
• Student essay competition
• Other awards relating to particular circumstances
Not a member?
Get in touch:
• 0114 234 5197
• Membership covers everyone in
your institution at one low rate
• Discounts at Staff Development
workshops, conference and access
to free publications