HEFCW has published its Employability in the Curriculum report. The report was prepared by Advance HE and authored by Stuart Norton, Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching) at Advance HE.
The report is the culmination of a project spanning 2021-22, following two surveys (a student-facing survey and staff facing survey). It provides a reflection of the responses received from each survey at the nine participating HEIs in Wales. This summary draws on findings from the two large datasets and shares core recommendations.
Alison Johns, Advance HE’s Chief Executive said, “This complete national benchmark of employability within the higher education sector consists of both staff and student views across Wales, placing the spotlight on a range of excellent work already taking place within and across the Welsh HE sector.
“The report also highlights areas that may require further exploration to enable colleagues to focus on areas that could further enhance employability and ultimately student success. Employability in its broadest sense includes the associated values, behaviours, attributes and competencies that enable graduates to adapt in an ever changing world, fostering their independence as well as lifelong learning. This, in a period of unprecedented change influenced by a range of external disruptors, is ever more critical.
“I add my thanks and compliments to the institutions for embracing this important project and their efforts in enhancing student success.”