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"Graduate employability is more than being able to find a job immediately after graduation. Rather it is the individual’s ability to make an effective ongoing contribution to society, and leading a satisfying life thereafter. Such qualities are developed through the whole range of experiences which higher education offers." [Academy York Graduate Employability Circular 5, Oct 2003]

With the expansion of higher education and the rapidly changing labour market becoming increasingly knowledge-based, employability is becoming an increasingly important consideration in most students’ lives. Graduates must be encouraged to recognise and develop a set of key skills and reflect on their wider experiences at university to help them identify relevant skills that they can take with them after university.


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Full list of from the employability section listed below.

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Briefing on Employability 1 : issues for employers
This is one of seven Higher Education Academy briefings prepared for key stakeholders in employability. Briefings on Employability Number 1 'Issues for Employers' reviews areas such as awareness, work placements and key skills.

Author(s): Hugh Smith

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 2 : are your students employable?
This is one of seven Higher Education Academy briefings for key stakeholders in employability (e.g. Employers, Students, Senior Managers Heads of Department, Careers Advisers). Briefings on Employability 2 'Are your students employable' covers: · The role of student development activities within employability · Employability activities within your union · Some existing employability schemes.

Author(s): Kate Lester

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 3 : the contribution of learning, teaching, assessment and other curriculum projects to student employability
Briefings on Employability 3 'The contribution of learning, teaching, assessment and other curriculum projects to student employability' covers:
· Making the tacit explicit,
· Employability comes from good learning (and vice versa)
· Implications for projects.
It is one of seven Employability Briefings from the Higher Education Academy, produced for the key stakeholders in employability: Employers, Students, Project Initiatives, Senior Managers, Heads of Department, Careers Advisers and Subject Communities.

Author(s): Peter Knight

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 4 : encouraging the development of employability : a guide for busy senior managers
Briefings on Employability 4 'Encouraging the Development of Employability: A Guide for Busy Senior Managers' discusses employability as a national priority, routes into the promotion of employability and leadership for employability. It is one of seven Higher Education Academy Employability Briefings produced for the key stakeholders in employability: Employers, Students, Project Initiatives, Senior Managers, Heads of Department, Careers Advisers and Subject Communities.

Author(s): Prof. Mantz Yorke

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 5 : helping departments to develop employability
Briefings on Employability 5, 'Helping Departments to Develop Employability' concentrates on the implications for heads of department, regardless of their subject area, of government policies to enhance higher education's contribution to student employability. It is one of seven Higher Education Academy Employability Briefings produced for the key stakeholders in employability: Employers, Students, Project Initiatives, Senior Managers, Heads of Department, Careers Advisers and Subject Communities.

Author(s): Lee Harvey, Peter Knight

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 6 : good learning and employability : issues for HE careers services & practitioners
Briefings on Employability 6 'Good Learning and Employability: Issues for HE Careers Services & Practitioners' provides a guide to student employability issues for HE career services, practical examples of careers service strategies to enhance student employability and guidance on additional sources of information and advice. It is one of seven Higher Education Academy Employability Briefings produced for the key stakeholders in employability: Employers, Students, Project Initiatives, Senior Managers, Heads of Department, Careers Advisers and Subject Communities.

Author(s): Ms Jeanne Booth

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Briefing on Employability 7 : a subject community perspective on supporting the development of employability
This guide is for HEA subject centre managers and directors, who are invited to develop it into a briefing suitable for their academic communities. It includes
·Shared Understandings of Employability
·Enhancing Employability
·What does this mean for developing practice
·Responding to the Sceptics.

Author(s): Mr Rob Ward, Mr David Pierce

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

Resource description originator
Briefing on Employability 7 : a subject community perspective on supporting the development of employability
This guide is for HEA subject centre managers and directors, who are invited to develop it into a briefing suitable for their academic communities. It includes
·Shared Understandings of Employability
·Enhancing Employability
·What does this mean for developing practice
·Responding to the Sceptics.

Author(s): Mr Rob Ward, Mr David Pierce

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/employabilit

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Employability Audit
This employability audit is designed to be completed as a team activity within or across departments. It is not intended for the assessment of individual modules. The purpose of the audit is developmental, to help academic staff consider the content and design of a course with respect to the issue of employability and to see where they could improve the course to better address this issue. This resource is adapted from the original audit developed the Centre for Bioscience.

Author(s): Engineering Subject Centre (Corporate Author)

URL(s):
 • http://www.engsc.ac.uk/er/employability/audit.pdf

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Good practice in industrial work placement
This guide, Good Practice in Industrial Work Placement, was produced by LTSN Physical Sciences (now the Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre). It is of relevance to academics dealing with degree courses which incorporate a year in industry. It offers useful suggestions on how to ensure the year is rewarding for the student, the company and the academic institution.

Author(s): Dr Robert Murray, Mr Ray Wallace

URL(s):
 • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/publications/practiceguides



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