Employability of graduates is a vastly important consideration for HEIs. With an acute focus on teaching excellence and student outcomes, coupled with a time of intense development in the policy landscape, in England in particular, Advance HE Endorsed can help you differentiate the value of your employability provision.
Receiving ‘Endorsed’ status demonstrates commitment to ensuring an integrated and accessible way for students to engage with employability highlighting that engagement with the resource offers strong preparation for success, either through PG study or beyond higher education into employment. Through alignment with Advance HE’s strategic framework you can focus your resource to provide maximum gains, ultimately for the betterment of your students.
Why become endorsed?
- Provides a unique selling point as one of a small number (no more than 10) of Advance HE Endorsed organisations.
- Promotion in Advance HE monthly newsletter which is circulated to more than 66,000 contacts.
- A case study in Advance HE ‘In Partnership’ update, circulated monthly to the primary contacts at our 298 member institutions.
- Advertising at events such as our twice-yearly Pro-Vice Chancellor networking sessions.
- Discount on sponsorship at Advance HE events.
- A highlighted case study at our Annual Employability Symposium.
- A webpage with case study on the Advance HE website.
Four-stage process to apply the framework in practice
The areas of focus are encircled by a cyclical process that is key to embedding employability across the institution and at a programme level.
The Employability Framework
The Employability Framework was developed following extensive HE sector consultation and is aligned to the Professional Standards Framework. This internationally recognised framework helps to drive improvements in, and raise the profile of employability in teaching and learning within higher education and is designed to provide support and guidance to HEIs.
Employability is relevant to all students at all levels of study, so includes both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.