ASET provides a comprehensive range of services for its members – 1500 academic and placement professionals at over 110 HEIs. For more than 30 years ASET, the Placement and Employability Professionals’ Body, has been at the forefront of developments in all forms of work based learning and placements. It has been the catalyst for the development of guidelines in many areas and also the promotion and dissemination of good practice. ASET is a charity run by work-based learning practitioners for work-based learning practitioners and so we are able to offer support, advice, guidance and representation to all professionals who work in the field.
ASET runs a staff development programme and throughout the year, numerous one-day sessions take place which are listed on the Events page of the website. As well as this, an annual residential conference is held each autumn which includes both keynote speeches on the central issues of the time and a wide variety of research papers and presentations given in smaller participatory workshop sessions. The full conference proceedings are published and are made available to purchase from the Publications section of the website, alongside the ASET Code of Practice, our Good Practice for Placements guides and other publications.
The reflective essay competition for returning placement students, designed to collate positive experiences for placement staff to use to market the value of such opportunities to future students, sees a first prize of £500 awarded to the winning student. This competition is launched each September.
Bulletin news, events mailings and the website continue to inform members of developments within ASET and the field of work-based learning. The website also has sections dedicated to Good Practice Advice and Research Projects as well as a list of groups and forums you may wish to join.
Our association will do all we can to promote the concept of work placements and to help all relevant staff meet the challenges posed by the ever changing and expanding debate on work experience/placement learning.
The ASET Membership Policy can be viewed here.
Please email the ASET office email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a member. By joining ASET, you are not only given the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals at our annual conference, networking events and training sessions, but our members also gain access to a wide range of resources and publications, helping to keep your knowledge base current.