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Embedding employability in higher education

Key projects, resources and ways you can connect with employability

Advance HE views embedding employability as providing the opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, experiences, behaviours, attributes, achievements and attitudes to enable graduates to make successful transitions and contributions, benefitting them, the economy and their communities. Employability is relevant to all students, and at all levels of study so includes both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.

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Framework for embedding employability

A shared point of reference for the sector

Our framework for embedding employability in HE is an integral part of the Advance HE frameWORKS series. Developed with the sector for the sector, the series covers key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of teaching and learning in HE. Our frameWORKS provide a shared point of reference and common language to shape and review policy, process and practice in order to enhance student success.

“The frameworks are evidence-based and provide the higher education sector with a national reference point to enable the institution to develop its own approach according to local circumstances as well as benchmarking performance.” Universities UK (2016), p.73,Working in partnership: enabling social mobility

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Employability framework wheel

Has your school, faculty or institution identified this as a key strategic priority?

Advance HE, through it's four step process: conceptualising; planning and preparation; implementation, delivery and monitoring, and; completion and closure; can help you to:

  • Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • Deliver solutions-based change aimed at tackling your issues
  • Review the success of any initiatives against KPIs and global frameworks
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