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Employability Symposium 2024

Horizon Leeds
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Face to Face Symposia
Start Date
End Date
1 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
Standard ticket £325


For this year’s Employability Symposium, we’ll be focusing on the 3Es of employability, enterprise, and entrepreneurship. We know there is a lot of great work across the sector, distilling this and creating a what works evidence base is essential to enhance student success. In order to do this, we believe the sector must work collaboratively. We call for discipline advocates to champion the work within and beyond your institution and urge you to replicate and test many of the fabulous examples that have been shared across the years to test the efficacy of the approaches. While continuing to share good practice, this is also a call to action to share what doesn’t work. We know that there is a lot of good practice out there, with many approaches accelerating learning and supporting employability provision. However, perhaps there are those you have tried or replicated that proved impossible to scale? Perhaps some were financially impossible to support? Others may not be practical or proved to be inaccessible, others might simply have proven to be a waste of time. There is nothing wrong with failure but failing to learn from this is a gap that we wish to address in this symposium.

Symposium aims 

The aims of this symposium are to:

  • provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives for the 3Es in teaching and learning; and
  • provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address current challenges around the 3Es in higher education.

Who should attend? 

Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, all lecturing staff, learning technologists and staff focused on employability including those in careers departments, enterprise teams and with employer liaison roles. Join the conversation: Tweet your thoughts and comments about the Employability Symposium at #EmpSymp24.

Who is delivering the symposium?

Stuart Norton, PFHEA

Senior Consultant, Education
Advance HE
Stuart has over 18 years’ experience within higher education with extensive experience in designing and developing strategic, institutional-wide change. In his role as Senior Consultant, Education at Advance HE, he focuses on both thought leadership and providing evidence-based solutions to support institutions, educators and students.