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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.

Download our Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability Resource Pack

Complete the form by clicking the link below and we will send you an email resource pack containing a range of guidance, reports and useful links to help you understand and embed enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability in the curriculum.

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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 Student Success Framework 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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A guide to the Framework

While the Embedding Employability framework provides a strategic and practical process for reflecting on and addressing current employability provision, the guide complements it and adds currency by including; the necessary context within the thematic area of employability, information to facilitate discussions and reflections on employability provision, reflective questions to inform learning and teaching with regard to employability and a focus on horizon scanning and the future facing perspective.

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Employability: breaking the mould

A case study compendium

This collection of employability case studies brings together examples including virtual placements, the creation of placement opportunities actually within university settings themselves; and the empowering of students to map and plot their employability journeys or and work-related learning experiences, and cross-fertilising the learning from employability initiatives between international and home domiciled cohorts.

The publication is available to Advance HE Members only.

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How Advance HE can support your institution?

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

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