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The Graduate Market in 2015 (January 2015)

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Work Based Learning; Employer Engagement

Date added: 15 January 2015

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The Graduate Market in 2015 (January 2015)

The annual High Fliers survey of the graduate job market

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers; Work Based Learning

Date added: 15 January 2015

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Towards a competency framework for student work-based learning (September 2014)

Dr Hilary M Jones, University of Sheffield
Dr Lorna Warnock, University of York
HEA

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 2 October 2014

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Engagement through partnership (July 2014)

Students as partners in learning and teaching in HE
Mick Healey, Abbi Flint and Kathy Harrington
HEA

Keywords: For students

Date added: 23 December 2014

PDF (1.93 MB)

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Engagement through partnership (July 2014)

Students as partners in learning and teaching in HE
Mick Healey, Abbi Flint and Kathy Harrington
HEA

Keywords: For students

Date added: 23 December 2014

PDF (1.93 MB)

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Enterprise for All (June 2014)

Students should be able to rank university courses by their employment rates and earning potential, under new proposals from the Prime Minister’s enterprise advisor, Lord Young.
Plans published in his report Enterprise for All could mean that for the first time, students can see what they could be earning up to ten years after they finish a course.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 20 June 2014

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Career Portfolios and the Labour Market (April 2014)

The first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills. Employers said that in some sectors the degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that in a modern economy they seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
The finding that graduates who move between sectors and job roles early in their career are more valued than those who do not move, may come as a surprise to graduates and HE providers, for whom advice has emphasised a focus on developing skills and experience in a particular subject or sector of employment

Keywords: Careers

Date added: 9 April 2014

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Student Employability Index 2014, part 1 (April 2014)

The report surveyed over 4000 students from 20 UK institutions (200 students from each university) and found significant variance in opportunities for work experience across subject areas.

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 15 May 2014

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Student Employability Index 2014, part 1 (April 2014)

The report surveyed over 4000 students from 20 UK institutions (200 students from each university) and found significant variance in opportunities for work experience across subject areas.

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 15 May 2014

PDF (1.20 MB)

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Graduate Market Trends (March 2014)

Spring 2014

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 1 May 2014

PDF (1.00 MB)

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The Future of Work: Jobs and skills in 2030 (February 2014)

UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 1 May 2014

PDF (3.11 MB)

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The Graduate Market in 2014 (January 2014)

Latest High Fliers report

Keywords: Employability; Report; Careers

Date added: 29 January 2014

PDF (540 Kb)

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Recognising Achievement Beyond the Curriculum (December 2013)

Between July and August 2013, QAA carried out a survey of sector practice in relation to recognising achievement beyond the curriculum through award schemes. The survey sought to capture information about award schemes currently running and planned, and about schemes which have ceased to operate or where higher education providers do not offer award schemes.
The survey received 85 responses from 69 higher education providers across the UK higher education sector. 75% of respondents currently offer an award scheme, with a further 16% aiming to offer an award in the future.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 23 December 2013

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Recognising Achievement Beyond the Curriculum (December 2013)

Between July and August 2013, QAA carried out a survey of sector practice in relation to recognising achievement beyond the curriculum through award schemes. The survey sought to capture information about award schemes currently running and planned, and about schemes which have ceased to operate or where higher education providers do not offer award schemes.
The survey received 85 responses from 69 higher education providers across the UK higher education sector. 75% of respondents currently offer an award scheme, with a further 16% aiming to offer an award in the future.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 23 December 2013

PDF (1.67 MB)

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Recognising Achievement Beyond the Curriculum - a Toolkit for Enhancing Strategy and Practice (December 2013)

This document is about how higher education providers may chose to recognise some of the activities which students undertake outside their academic programme through an additional award. It is designed as a practical toolkit which higher education providers can use to reflect on what they do to recognise student achievement beyond the curriculum.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 23 December 2013

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Defining and developing your approach to employability (October 2013)

A framework for higher education institutions
HEA
Doug Cole and Maureen Tibby

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 22 October 2013

PDF (2.80 MB)

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Learning from Futuretrack (October 2013)

The Impact of Work Experiences on Higher Education Student Outcomes
BIS RESEARCH PAPER NUMBER 143

Keywords: Employability; Report; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 7 May 2014

PDF (2.18 MB)

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New survey of final year students (June 2013)

New survey of final year university students reveals those with work experience are three times more likely to get a graduate job offer.
As graduation ceremonies get under way at universities around the UK, a major new survey of more than 18,000 final year students from the ‘Class of 2013’ (to be published on Thursday 13th June 2013) confirms that students who completed an internship or other vacation work with employers during their studies were three times more likely to receive a definite job offer before leaving university, compared with undergraduates who’d done no work experience at all.

Keywords: Employability; Careers; Placements

Date added: 1 July 2013

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Employability in Psychology: A Guide for Departments (June 2013)

This guide is about employability in Psychology education and how, when and where it can fit into an undergraduate degree. It is intended to support those who design, deliver, manage and review Psychology programmes of study, heads of Psychology departments, subject leaders and teaching groups, those who design and teach modules, and those who provide personal and academic tutoring to Psychology students. It may also be of use to subject-specialist careers advisors.

Reddy, Lantz and Hulme (HEA)

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 22 July 2013

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Graduate Market Trends (April 2013)

Spring 2013 edition

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 18 April 2013

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HE in England - Impact of the 2012 Reforms (March 2013)

From 2012, universities can charge up to £9,000 a year for their courses. Changes to the rules on how many students a university can recruit are designed for increased dynamism and student choice. In light of these changes we ask Have higher fees discouraged students from going to university? What choices are students making? How are universities and colleges affected? Is the system more dynamic?

Keywords: Report; Universities

Date added: 10 April 2013

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The Future for Work: The Student Vote (March 2013)

120 Students from over 40 Universities, Schools and Colleges; Careers Advisors from 28 Universities and 30 Employers came together on 18th April at Aston Villa Football Stadium for the Bright Futures Employability Conference.
This report summarises the conference key messages. It examines how the employability agenda needs to move forward, gives some new examples of what being employable actually means, as well as offer actions for each stakeholder to undertake as a result of the discussions undertaken by employers, Universities, Schools, Colleges and the students themselves.

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 1 August 2013

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The Graduate Market in 2013 (January 2013)

The latest High Fliers report

Keywords: Employability; Report; Employers; Careers

Date added: 24 January 2013

PDF (711 Kb)

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Education to Employment: Designing a system that works (December 2012)

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the challenges? Which interventions work? How can these be scaled up? These are the crucial questions. [McKinsey & Co.]

Keywords: Employability; Report; Careers

Date added: 7 December 2012

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Universities enabling social enterprise: delivering benefits for all (November 2012)

This report highlights some of the good work happening in universities to support social enterprise activity, including student placements in an existing social enterprise, university staff and researchers procuring or providing services to social enterprises, or even students setting up their own businesses. Whatever the form of activity, there are wide ranging benefits for students, staff and the wider community.

Keywords: Employability; Report; Placements

Date added: 7 December 2012

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Report on HEA Employability Summit, May 2012 (October 2012)

The summit brought together people with varied experience of and expertise in educational and labour market research, graduate recruitment, and embedding and delivering employability, enterprise support and culture change across the higher education sector. Delegates included; practitioners, experts, employers, senior managers, students and policy makers.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 7 December 2012

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Bringing it all Together - Introducing the HEAR (October 2012)

The final report of the Burgess Implementation Steering Group.
The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, one that acknowledges more fully the rich range of opportunities that higher education institutions in the UK offer to their students and better represents the full range of outcomes from
the whole higher education student experience in the 21st century.

Keywords: Employability; Report; Universities

Date added: 4 October 2012

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What do Graduates Do 2012 (October 2012)

The latest edition of What do graduates do? is now available. It examines the destinations of students who graduated at the end of the academic year 2010/11.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Careers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 25 October 2012

PDF (2.39 MB)

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Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK economy (September 2012)

The Royal Academy of Engineering report, Jobs and Growth: the Importance of Engineering Skills to the UK Economy, seeks to provide evidence for the value of engineering skills to the economy and to probe industry's common complaints about the shortage of such skills.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 5 October 2012

PDF (4.14 MB)

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Employer Skills Survey (England) 2011 (July 2012)

This report is the first of four nation reports presenting the results of the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2011 in detail for UK nations. Because the survey took place across the UK for the first time, we previously published a report for the entire UK. Our nation reports present information on a consistent basis with the legacy skills surveys in individual nations.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 10 July 2012

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Graduate Market Trends, Summer 2012 (July 2012)

The latest edition of GMT explores the role labour market information plays in informing career guidance. The pros and cons of labour market information, using and sharing career-related labour market information, the use of LMI in Canada. What Masters graduates were doing six months after they graduated, reviews of the new Key Information Sets. Finally, has part-time students’ experience of HE had an impact on their employment whilst they are still studying.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 24 July 2012

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Graduate Market Trends, Summer 2012 (July 2012)

The latest edition of GMT explores the role labour market information plays in informing career guidance. The pros and cons of labour market information, using and sharing career-related labour market information, the use of LMI in Canada. What Masters graduates were doing six months after they graduated, reviews of the new Key Information Sets. Finally, has part-time students’ experience of HE had an impact on their employment whilst they are still studying.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 24 July 2012

PDF (3.75 MB)

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Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects (July 2012)

This wide-ranging report is the result of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into higher education in STEM subjects. It explores the supply and demand of STEM graduates and postgraduates, both in terms of the number of students and the skills and knowledge they acquire. The report makes a number of recommendations in relation to the definition of STEM, careers advice and education (paras 44-48), STEM graduates' destinations data (paras 66-76), research into the reasons for students' career choices, research into career progression from new STEM courses (para 87), employability and skills (paras 114-117), and placements and internships (paras 175-186).

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Placements

Date added: 26 July 2012

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Employer Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics (July 2012)

Work focusing on developing graduate and employability skills by involving employers in the curriculum

Jeff Waldock and Peter Rowlett (eds)
MSOR/National HE STEM Programme

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement; Universities

Date added: 12 August 2012

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Further Work Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes (July 2012)

Work inspired by the Developing Graduate Skills booklet and work delivering mathematics-specific equivalents to generic advice on communication skills.

Peter Rowlett
MSOR/National HE STEM Programme

Keywords: Employability; Universities

Date added: 12 August 2012

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Graduates' Views on the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum (July 2012)

Report of a survey to understand graduates' perspectives on the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.

Matthew Inglis, Tony Croft & Janette Matthews
MSOR/National HE STEM Programme

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 12 August 2012

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Being a Professional Mathematician (June 2012)

Resources to encourage students' awareness of what it means to be a mathematician and of the development of mathematics.

Tony Mann and Chris Good
MSOR/National HE STEM Programme

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 12 August 2012

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360 Degrees: equipping Scotland’s graduates for success (June 2012)

Showcases the achievements of 19 graduates from Scottish universities who have gained employment and embarked upon professional careers after graduation

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 7 December 2012

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Fair Access to Professional Careers (May 2012)

A progress report by the Independent Reviewer on Social Mobility and Child Poverty

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 31 May 2012

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NSS Report for MSOR (May 2012)

This is a report containing analysis of the 2011 National Student Survey results for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. It includes results for the following subjects:

•Mathematics
•Statistics and Operational Research

Keywords: Maths; Report; National

Date added: 6 June 2012

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UK Commission's Employer Skills Survey 2011, UK results (May 2012)

The UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2011 is the first UK-wide employer skills survey, and one of the largest surveys of its kind in the world. The survey looks at training and staff development, vacancies unfilled because of skills shortages, gaps in employees’ skills, recruitment of education leavers, and a host of other measures to provide a comprehensive and robust picture of skills needs and training investment in UK business.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 6 June 2012

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Developing Business, Developing Careers (May 2012)

How and why employers are supporting the career development of their employees
A key feature of the most successful businesses is their ability to recruit the right talent and to develop and use their knowledge and skills effectively. This report contains seven case studies that highlight how employers have focussed on the career development of their staff and some of the real business benefits this has brought.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Careers

Date added: 6 June 2012

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Working Futures 2010-2020: Executive Summary (May 2012)

This report provides a short summary of the key messages from the latest Working Futures study. Working Futures 2010-2020 provides the most comprehensive picture available of the future UK labour market. The results are intended to provide a sound foundation for the deliberations of all those with an interest in future prospects for jobs. This includes individuals who may be considering their careers choices, employers, education and training providers, as well as the various agencies and departments of government.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 6 June 2012

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Graduate Market Trends (April 2012)

Spring 2012

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 6 June 2012

PDF (2.67 MB)

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Graduates in the Labour Market - 2012 (March 2012)

Review of the proportions of graduates in various sectors of the labour market.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Careers

Date added: 9 March 2012

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Pedagogy for Employability (February 2012)

This guide constitutes a revised and updated version of the Pedagogy for employability publication first published in 2006. It has been updated with the practitioner in mind – those teaching in the classroom and those engaging with policy and student interactions in other ways, such as careers guidance and learning development workers.

Keywords: PDP; Employability; Report; Curriculum

Date added: 23 February 2012

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Beyond bricks and mortar boards (February 2012)

The report considers changes in the regional infrastructure following the demise of Regional Development Agencies, and the government’s plan for growth and other changes announced as part of the localisation agenda. These have been considered in the light of other changes to public spending and more specifically the current reforms to the higher education system.
The report also considers issues relating to business engagement, student enterprise and entrepreneurship, Regional Growth and ERDF funding, and workforce development.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 6 June 2012

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A Review of Business-University Collaboration (February 2012)

The Wilson Review
See also: http://www.wilsonreview.co.uk

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Careers; Placements; Employer Engagement

Date added: 10 June 2012

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The Graduate Market in 2012 (January 2012)

Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Work Based Learning

Date added: 11 January 2012

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Tracking International Graduate Outcomes 2011 (January 2012)

BIS research paper no. 62. Report of a study of international graduate outcomes commissioned by BIS. Aims to establish the circumstances and destinations of non-EU international graduates after they leave UK higher education, comparing those who graduated six months ago to those who graduated two and a half years ago. Also examines the reflections of international graduates on their UK study, and assesses the feasibility of including international graduates in future ‘Destinations of leavers from higher education’ surveys.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 10 July 2012

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UK Employer Skills Survey 2011 - first findings report (December 2011)

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills has published First Findings from the first ever UK-wide employer skills survey. Over 87,500 employers from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were interviewed as part of the project. This ambitious project has brought together the four surveys on skills deficiencies and training that were previous carried out separately in each constituent nation and represents a significant achievement technically. Compared to the previous surveys run in the nations, this survey includes all establishments with the exception of sole traders, which is a wider population.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 18 December 2011

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Employer ownership of skills (December 2011)

Securing a sustainable partnership for the long term is the UK Commission’s long term vision for skills in England. The paper outlines why skills matter, issues in the current system, our five high level principles for reform, proposals, benefits and a call to action to employers to come forward with their own bold propositions for how they would step up and take responsibility for training.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 20 December 2011

PDF (1.48 MB)

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Employer ownership of skills (December 2011)

Executive Summary

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 20 December 2011

PDF (1.75 MB)

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Summative Evaluation of the CETL Programme (December 2011)

This report on the evaluation notes that the CETLs were extraordinarily and intentionally diverse. While they represented a programme in the sense of common overall aims (and funding and broad activities), specific aims and activities varied widely. The report provides evidence of good examples of disciplinary and thematic collaboration, and raises a number of important questions for funders and institutions to consider in relation to further sustaining activity.
The report concludes that the legacy of the programme rests largely in individual staff and in those institutions which have embedded CETL developments, rather than in a general enhancement of teaching and learning across the entire higher education sector.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Work Based Learning; Employer Engagement; Universities

Date added: 6 January 2012

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Working Futures, 2010-2020 (December 2011)

This report contains the detailed findings of the latest Working Futures study. Working Futures 2010-2020 provides the most comprehensive picture available of the future UK labour market. The results are intended to provide a sound foundation for the deliberations of all those with an interest in future prospects for jobs. This includes individuals who may be considering their careers choices, employers, education and training providers, as well as the various agencies and departments of government.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 6 June 2012

PDF (1.51 MB)

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What do Graduates do (2011)? (November 2011)

Career planning for HE and beyond.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Careers

Date added: 8 November 2011

PDF (6.80 MB)

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Graduate Market Trends (October 2011)

Autimn 2011

Keywords: Employability; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 25 October 2011

PDF (2.64 MB)

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education (October 2011)

This report builds on the time series data produced annually since 2001 under the title Patterns of higher education institutions in the UK. It offers a unique overview of provision at publicly-funded higher education institutions in the UK. All charts and tables in the report are now also available to download from the Universities UK website.

Keywords: Report; National; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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PDP Toolkit (October 2011)

The PDP Toolkit is designed to help all staff at all levels within institutions to consider, reflect and develop their strategies and policies for the implementation and enhancement of PDP. It achieves this by using a series of self-assessment questions (SAQs) which encourage reflection on the important issues in implementation and development.

Keywords: PDP; Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 6 November 2011

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Learning from Experience in Employer Engagement (October 2011)

ed. Freda Tallantyre and Jane Kettle
HEA

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 4 June 2012

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Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects (September 2011)

The HEFCE advisory group’s 2010-11 report

Keywords: Maths; Report; National; Curriculum; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Response to the Higher Education White Paper (September 2011)

Universities UK's response to the Higher Education White Paper outlines the principles that we believe will underpin a strong future higher education system. These principles form the basis of the specific recommendations we make to government in taking forward a programme of change. They also form the backdrop to our own commitments, which include improving the availability of information, developing effective partnerships, enhancing quality assurance and monitoring the impact of the changes.

Keywords: Report; National; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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The Impact of Higher Education for Part Time Students (September 2011)

This executive summary presents the key findings of research into the impact of higher education for part-time undergraduate students. The research was based on secondary analysis of data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Longitudinal Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (Longitudinal DLHE) survey. Analysis compares how graduates from part- and full-time study fare in the labour market six months and three and a half years after graduation. UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Report; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Emerging Practice in a Digital Age (September 2011)

The focus of the guide is on emerging practice rather than emerging technology, looking at how institutions are responding to changes in the way we connect, communicate and collaborate and using the themes of working in partnership with students, developing students’ employability potential and preparing for the future to investigate how these changes can benefit learning. The case studies describe a series of exploratory journeys that make use of both freely available, free to use or easy to implement technologies as well as some that are more complex. The guide also looks at what is necessary to embed use of technologies within institutional culture and practice including consideration of new approaches, structures and roles.

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 7 November 2011

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Real Prospects 2011 - HE Report (August 2011)

Earlier this year HECSU and Graduate Prospects launched an online survey, which asked employed and self-employed graduates to share their experiences of the world of work. We examined how graduates managed the transition from higher education to employment and asked what more universities could do to help students prepare for the world of work.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Higher education in facts and figures (August 2011)

Statistics relating to students, staff and finance for the whole of the UK higher education sector.
Universities UK

Keywords: Report; National; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Skills for self-employment - Executive Summary (August 2011)

This exploratory piece of research, undertaken by the Institute of Employment Studies, draws together a wide range of evidence on the importance of skills for the self-employed. The study provides an invaluable resource to inform policy in this area covering business start-up, support for unemployed to become self-employed, enterprise education, and business growth.

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Skills for self-employment (August 2011)

This exploratory piece of research, undertaken by the Institute of Employment Studies, draws together a wide range of evidence on the importance of skills for the self-employed. The study provides an invaluable resource to inform policy in this area covering business start-up, support for unemployed to become self-employed, enterprise education, and business growth.

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 5 November 2011

PDF (1.01 MB)

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Skills for self-employment - LFS analysis (August 2011)

Labour force survey data

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 5 November 2011

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A world-class mathematics education for all our young people (August 2011)

Major alterations in maths education are critical or we risk our future economic prosperity. And there should be compulsory maths in some form until the age of 18.

Keywords: Maths; Schools and Colleges

Date added: 26 July 2012

PDF (2.02 MB)

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Psychology Student Employability Guide (August 2011)

Caprice Lantz (HEA Psychology Network)

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 22 July 2013

PDF (3.93 MB)

 
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Opportunity, choice and excellence in Higher Education (July 2011)

The White Paper heralds a significant period of legislative, system and organisational change. This strategy statement sets out the principles, priorities and practices that will guide our work, ensuring the right balance between continuity and necessary change. We hope that it will provide a starting point for an open, constructive discussion with everyone who has an interest in the success of higher education.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Universities

Date added: 15 July 2011

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Employability Statements (July 2011)

A review for HEFCE by the Higher Education Academy of the submissions to the Unistats website (for prospective entrants from September 2011 onwards).

Keywords: Employability; National; Universities

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Real Prospects 2011 - Employer Report (July 2011)

Earlier this year HECSU and Graduate Prospects launched an online survey, which asked employed and self-employed graduates to share their experiences of the world of work. We examined how graduates managed the transition from higher education to employment and asked what more universities could do to help students prepare for the world of work.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 5 November 2011

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Students at the Heart of the System (June 2011)

This White Paper sets out our proposals for a higher education sector which is sustainably funded; delivers a better student experience; and contributes fully to the efforts to increase social mobility. The purpose of this consultation is to receive feedback on this overall package of proposals for reforming higher education in England. We welcome input from anyone with an interest in our proposals.
These proposals represent a radical reform of the higher education system and we are seeking your comments on the overall strategy for reform set out in this White Paper and the impact that they will have on the higher education sector. You can comment via the comment box on the right or by emailing HE.consultation@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; For students; Employers; Careers; Universities

Date added: 28 June 2011

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Employers’ perceptions of the employability skills of new graduates (June 2011)

Some higher education institutions help students develop employability skills through work placements. Others run schemes to accredit skills gained in part-time work and volunteering. However, this report shows that good practice is very patchy - in fact, some HEIs do not see employability as an important part of their mission

Keywords: Employability; Report; Employers

Date added: 12 July 2011

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Mathematics in the Workplace and in HE (June 2011)

This is one of a pair of reports from the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME, acme-uk.org)1 outlining the
country’s mathematical needs. In this report, mathematical needs are described from the perspective of higher education and employers; in the other, the focus is on the needs of students learning the subject. These reports are designed to provide an evidence base for future policy decisions about the national provision of mathematics.

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Employers

Date added: 26 July 2012

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Supporting Graduate Employability: HEI Practice in other Countries (June 2011)

The following study explores the development of employability skills in the UK and in an international setting. It reports on new primary research undertaken by i-graduate (insights from 414 career advisory staff from institutions in 25 countries) and draws together selected best practice examples from UK and international HEIs.

BIS Research paper no 40

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 1 August 2013

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Employer co-funded provision (May 2011)

Attributes of students and provision, 2007-08 and 2008-09
This report considers students in 2007-08 and 2008-09 who undertook employer co-funded provision associated with HEFCE’s workforce development programme. The profiles and characteristics of employer co-funded students, as well as the characteristics of the provision itself, are examined.This report considers students in 2007-08 and 2008-09 who undertook employer co-funded provision associated with HEFCE’s workforce development programme. The profiles and characteristics of employer co-funded students, as well as the characteristics of the provision itself, are examined.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 13 May 2011

PDF (475 Kb)

80

Building for Growth (May 2011)

Education and Skills Survey 2011
The 2011 CBI/EDI skills survey shows that two-fifths (41%) of firms are increasing their investment in training over the next year, while two thirds (67%) have built links with secondary schools.
The survey also identifies an under-supply of individuals with the right STEM skills at all levels - almost half (43%) of all employers report a problem. Yet these problems are likely to get worse - over half (52%) of employers expect difficulty recruiting STEM staff in the next three years.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Careers

Date added: 10 June 2012

PDF (2.67 MB)

81

Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes (April 2011)

Case studies of successful practice

Keywords: Employability; Maths

Date added: 17 April 2011

PDF (270 Kb)

82

Graduate Market trends - Spring 2011 (April 2011)

We begin with our exclusive interview: AGR’s Chief Executive, Carl Gilleard forecasts the graduate labour market for 2011. His message is clear: graduate employers are ready to ride the revolution. Next, following intense media scrutiny over its distinction between ‘hard’ and ’soft’ AS-level subjects in gaining Russell Group entry, author of ‘Informed Choices in post-16 education’ Andy Gardner is on a mission to clarify the guide’s original agenda.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (2.37 MB)

83

Review of good practice in employability and enterprise development by CETLs (April 2011)

There is a wealth of good practice emerging from the employability and enterprise-related Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs). We undertook a review of the outcomes of these CETLs on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to identify and further disseminate this good practice

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 10 July 2011

PDF (428 Kb)

84

Prime Minister's Initiative for international Education 2 (April 2011)

Employability projects final report
AGCAS

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 5 November 2011

PDF (799 Kb)

85

HE STEM Employability Skills Review (April 2011)

Adrian Toland

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 4 June 2012

PDF (2.54 MB)

86

STEM graduates in non-STEM jobs: executive summary. (March 2011)

BIS research paper no. 31. Executive summary of a research paper (URN 11/771) that investigates why some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates do not work in occupations related to their degree.

Keywords: Maths; Report; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 31 March 2011

PDF (153 Kb)

87

STEM Graduates in non-STEM jobs - Executive Summary (March 2011)

BIS research paper no. 31. Executive summary of a research paper (URN 11/771) that investigates why some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates do not work in occupations related to their degree.

Keywords: Maths; Report; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 31 March 2011

PDF (1.94 MB)

88

Working Towards Your Future (March 2011)

Making the most of your time in HE.
Higher education gives the opportunity to study an absorbing subject, make new friends, try new experiences – and for students to put themselves in pole position for starting work after graduation. As this guide explains, students can have
plenty of fun and do a bit of good in the world while also developing essential skills.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Careers; Universities

Date added: 15 July 2011

PDF (758 Kb)

89

Working Towards Your Future (March 2011)

Making the most of your time in HE.
This guide is intended to help students prepare. Higher education gives the opportunity to study an absorbing subject,
make new friends, try new experiences – and for students to put themselves in pole position for starting work after graduation. As this guide explains, students can have plenty of fun and do a bit of good in the world while also developing essential skills.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; For students; Universities

Date added: 8 December 2011

PDF (717 Kb)

90

Evaluation of the Graduate Talent Pool internships scheme. (January 2011)

BIS research paper no. 28. Evaluates graduates' experiences of the Graduate Talent Pool (GTP) and associated internships, in terms of developing their employability skills and assisting their transition to long-term employment. The research was conducted through an online survey in March 2010 and subsequent interviews.

Keywords: Report; National; Employers; Careers; Work Based Learning

Date added: 31 March 2011

PDF (519 Kb)

91

Employer perspectives on part-time students in UK higher education. (January 2011)

BIS research paper no. 27. Draws on recent surveys of part-time students and their employers in the UK in order to investigate the extent and nature of employer support for part-time higher education study. Looks at the perceived advantages and disadvantages of this kind of study for the organisation concerned.

Keywords: Report; National; For students; Employers

Date added: 31 March 2011

PDF (528 Kb)

92

The Graduate Market in 2011 (January 2011)

Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers
High Fliers Research

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (998 Kb)

93

Graduate Market Trends - Winter 2011 (January 2011)

We begin with an interview with Professor Julia King, Aston University Vice-Chancellor and Browne Review panel member, who outlines the report’s principles and her vision for the future of English higher education. On the other side of the barricades, Demos’s Jen Lexmond presents her recent research findings about the attitudes of the ‘Class of 2010’, in an article which challenges the media-generated stereotype of a ‘lost’ student generation.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (4.37 MB)

94

Deloitte employability skills brochure (January 2011)

The Deloitte Employability Initiative is the firm’s award-winning flagship community investment project. Since 2001 the Deloitte community investment team has been working with employers, training consultants, further education colleges and government to design and deliver a course that will provide young people with the skills, attitudes and behaviours they need to secure and sustain employment.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 29 April 2011

PDF (0.99 MB)

95

Approaches to measuring employment circumstances of recent graduates (January 2011)

Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in graduates' employment circumstances in the early months and years after they qualify from higher education courses. In this issues paper, we explore a series of quantitative approaches to characterising the employment circumstances of graduates with the aim of enhancing employment information.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 13 May 2011

PDF (681 Kb)

96

Employer Perspectives Survey 2010 (January 2011)

This Evidence Report presents the findings of the UK Employer Perspectives Survey 2010. The Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) is one of two major employer surveys conducted on a biennial basis by the UK Commission. The aim of the survey is to provide robust evidence for policy makers regarding employers’ engagement and satisfaction with Government support for recruitment and workforce development.

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 13 May 2011

PDF (6.65 MB)

97

Employer Perspectives Survey 2010 - Executive Summary (January 2011)

This summary presents the key findings of the UK Employer Perspectives Survey 2010. The Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) is one of two major employer surveys conducted on a biennial basis by the UK Commission. The aim of the survey is to provide robust evidence for policy makers regarding employers’ engagement and satisfaction with Government support for recruitment and workforce development

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 13 May 2011

PDF (4.07 MB)

98

Review of good practice in employability and enterprise development by CETLs (January 2011)

A report for HEFCE by Val Butcher (consultant), Judith Smith,
Jane Kettle and Laila Burton, the Higher Education Academy

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 21 July 2011

PDF (428 Kb)

99

Creating Prosperity: the role of higher education in driving the UK’s creative economy (December 2010)

There can be no doubt that the UK’s creative economy is a jewel in our crown – a national success story and an area in which the UK can rightly claim to be a global leader. As we move out of recession, the importance of our creative industries is even more evident, being positioned firmly as a key driver of economic growth and recovery.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.21 MB)

100

Graduate Career Stories (November 2010)

Students looking to secure their first graduate job need more than just labour market information; they also need to understand how the graduate labour market operates. In order to illustrate the complexity of the graduate labour market HECSU invited 100 graduate employees to describe their route to their current roles. We hope that reading these graduate career stories will give students a better understanding of the complex reality of the graduate labour market, as well as the confidence to actively manage their own labour market experience.

Keywords: Case Study; For students; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (591 Kb)

101

Futuretrack Stage 3 Working Paper 3 (November 2010)

The impact of paid and unpaid work and of student debt on experience of higher education

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers; Work Based Learning

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (622 Kb)

102

Employability and Skills in the UK: Redefining the debate (November 2010)

The debate about employability and skills in the UK is long standing. The system is not fit for purpose; skills gaps, shortages and under utilisation remain a problem. The mismatch in skills supply and demand is distinctly spatial. The paper highlights two key challenges which may widen the gaps that exist between cities and regions; public sector cuts and an increasingly knowledge intensive economy. An agenda for change is proposed that sets out a local and integrated response.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 29 April 2011

PDF (543 Kb)

103

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age (October 2010)

A guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback

Keywords: Report; National

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (2.97 MB)

104

What do Graduates Do (2010)? (October 2010)

Career planning for HE and beyond

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (7.00 MB)

105

Graduate Market Trends - Autumn 2010 (October 2010)

We begin with two exclusive interviews with European Commissioners Androulla Vassiliou and László Andor which explore the creation of an inclusive and integrated European higher education and graduate labour market, and the anticipated impact of the new 'Youth on the Move' initiative on young people’s employability and employment.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (3.10 MB)

106

Class of 2010 (September 2010)

A report into the attitudes and aspirations of this year’s graduates.
Endsleigh

Keywords: Employability; For students

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.45 MB)

107

Fulfilling Potential - The Business Role in Education (September 2010)

CBI

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (828 Kb)

108

Changes in Student Choices and Graduate Employment (September 2010)

This report provides an comprehensive analysis of the way recession is impacting upon graduate outcomes. Data used in this report reflects the current level of applications to higher education (HE) for 2010 entry, but, due to data collection
timing differences, the employment and training destinations of the graduating cohorts of 2005/06–2008/09. Data for the employment and training destinations of the 2008/09 graduating cohort became available in July 2010, making them
relevant to this analysis.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.71 MB)

109

Dimensions of Quality (September 2010)

The perennial debate about what constitutes quality in undergraduate education has been reignited recently, not least by a range of published research, Select Committee activity, tightening of resource, and the large-scale review by Lord Browne.
Graham Gibbs

Keywords: Report; National

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (626 Kb)

110

The Fuse (September 2010)

Igniting High Growth for Creative, Digital and
Information Technology Industries in the UK

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.26 MB)

111

Students' experiences of full-time Foundation degrees (September 2010)

This report written for fdf by HECSU uses Futuretrack data to illuminate the experiences of students on full-time Foundation degree courses.
The findings raised issues and prompt debate around three main areas:
1. The need for Pre-HE advice
2. Careers guidance while at university
3. Value for money

Keywords: For students; Curriculum; Universities

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (679 Kb)

112

Making It All Add Up - Business Priorities for Numeracy and Maths (August 2010)

Improving numeracy and mathematics skills is
essential – for individuals and for businesses –
and must be a priority for the new government.
CBI

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (156 Kb)

113

Futuretrack Stage 3 : Working Paper 1 (August 2010)

This Futuretrack working paper looks at two areas:
1 - Analysing the relationship between higher education participation and educational and career development patterns and outcomes
2 - A new classification of higher education institutions

Keywords: Employability; For students; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (1.88 MB)

114

Where the Maths you learn is used (July 2010)

Any university degree will help you develop your thinking skills and improve your chances of getting a
job when you leave. A degree in mathematical sciences will certainly do both of those. But what's the
point of the maths you learn?
Queen Mary Universty London

Keywords: Employability; Maths; For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (6.51 MB)

115

Graduate Market Trends - Summer 2010 (July 2010)

Welcome to Graduate Market Trends Summer 2010. This issue is all about graduate work experience. We will explore its significance in honing graduate soft skills and improving employability, both from an employer’s and from a student’s perspective.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (1.66 MB)

116

Careering Through The Web (June 2010)

The potential of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies for career development and career support services
UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (345 Kb)

117

Employability - Incentivising Improvement (June 2010)

Expert advice from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (525 Kb)

118

The Graduate Market in 2010 (June 2010)

For this special end-of-year update, High Fliers Research returned in June 2010 to the organisations that took part in the original research – The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – to confirm the actual
number of graduates that have been recruited to start work this year.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (192 Kb)

119

The Best Employers as Rated by Graduates (June 2010)

In order to attract and retain graduate talent, employers need to know what graduate
employees think of their organisation. Real Prospects is designed to help employers
evaluate and improve the strategies they use to recruit, select and develop graduate
employees.

Keywords: For students; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (851 Kb)

120

Maths at University (June 2010)

Start to finish - your guide to Maths at University

Keywords: Maths; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (8.19 MB)

121

Careers Decision-making and Career Development of Part-time Higher Education Students (June 2010)

Part-time study could be at risk due to insufficient government financial support reveals the Higher Education Careers Services Unit’s (HECSU) ‘Futuretrack: Part-time Students’ study, published today.

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (759 Kb)

122

Ready to Grow - Business Priorities for Education and Skills (May 2010)

Education and skills survey 2010
CBI

Keywords: Employability; Report; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.70 MB)

123

Futuretrack - Part-time Students Use of Careers Advice and Guidance (April 2010)

This document is based on the findings of a survey of 3,704 part-time undergraduate UK domiciled students conducted in 2007/08. The students surveyed were drawn from 29 Higher Education Institutions from across the UK. The study was funded by HECSU and BIS and undertaken by Prof Claire Callender of Birkbeck, University of London and David Wilkinson from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (73 Kb)

124

Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects (March 2010)

The HEFCE advisory group’s 2009 report.
This report sets out the advice and conclusions of the third
Advisory Group on Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects (SIVS). With this new group, the remit has been expanded beyond that of earlier groups in response to Lord Sainsbury’s Review of Science and Innovation, ‘Race to the Top’, which asked it to produce an annual report that would identify shortages of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 23 March 2010

PDF (380 Kb)

125

Talent Fishing - What Business Want from Postgraduates (March 2010)

A CIHE Report for Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.08 MB)

126

Employability Skills - A Research and Policy Briefing (March 2010)

UKCES

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.72 MB)

127

Discovering talent, developing skills (March 2010)

Helping STEM employers engage with schools and colleges

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Employers; Schools and Colleges

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (665 Kb)

128

National Employer Skills Survey for England 2009 (March 2010)

Key findings report
Jan Shury, Mark Winterbotham, Ben Davies and Katie Oldfield
IFF Research
UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.45 MB)

129

New Industry new Jobs - One Year On (March 2010)

New Industry, New Jobs removed a negative check on the subject that has been there for two decades or more. It argued that the choices government makes and the actions it takes are a huge part of what actually defines the shape of the market, and the capabilities of our people and companies when they compete in it. The more conscious we are of that, the better government will be at shaping the
environment in which businesses are created and grow. In part this is about setting the right frameworks for the private sector to make its investment decisions.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (684 Kb)

130

One Step Beyond: Making the most of postgraduate education (March 2010)

Over the last twelve years, the number of people undertaking postgraduate education in the UK has grown 36% – faster than the growth in the undergraduate sector over the same period. Now, almost a quarter of students in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are studying at postgraduate level and half of international students studying in
the UK are taking a postgraduate qualification.

Keywords: Report; National; For students; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (972 Kb)

131

Horizon Scanning and Scenario Building: Scenarios for Skills 2020 (March 2010)

A report for the National Strategic Skills Audit for
England 2010, UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (173 Kb)

132

Skills for Jobs: Today and Tomorrow (March 2010)

Volume 1 - Key Findings
The National Strategic Skills Audit for England 2010

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.34 MB)

133

Skills for Jobs: Today and Tomorrow (March 2010)

Volume 2: The Evidence Report
The National Strategic Skills Audit for England 2010

Keywords: Employability; Report; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.73 MB)

134

Universities UK: Manifesto for Higher Education (March 2010)

The challenges that the UK faces today are global
and they require world-class solutions. With
continued support and investment from the
Government, higher education will play a central
role in meeting those challenges. Tomorrow’s
knowledge-based economy will demand a flexible,
diverse and well educated workforce. Climate
change and rapid technological advances will place
a premium on leading-edge research and innovative
thinking. Our universities are uniquely well placed
to help ensure we all grow and prosper in an
uncertain world.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (915 Kb)

135

PDPand employability: leaving the academic agenda behind? (March 2010)

Tracy Johnson, a lecturer in study skills and a qualified personal coach, asks if Personal Development Planning can fit easily into the academic curriculum or whether it resides more comfortably within the employability agenda.

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (59 Kb)

136

Talent Fishing - What Businesses Want from Postgraduates (March 2010)

A CIHE Report for Department of Business Innovation and Skills

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.06 MB)

137

Graduate Market Trends - Spring 2010 (March 2010)

In this issue we are very happy to present Dr Barrie
Hopson writing about portfolio careers as well as
Geoffrey Hinchliffe and Adrienne Jolly presenting
findings from a project looking at employer
perceptions of employability. This edition also has
research findings from a HECSU project looking at
graduate retention and migration in the West of
England, a review of a careers resource featuring
career.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (600 Kb)

138

Science for Careers (March 2010)

Report of the Science and Society Expert Group

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.05 MB)

139

Value of graduates: employer’s perspectives (March 2010)

Investment in higher education is generally recognised as bringing benefits to employers and individual graduates. While there is a growing body of evidence on the benefits to individuals, mainly in terms of the graduate’s higher lifetime earnings, comparatively little is known about how employers see or measure
graduate value.

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (572 Kb)

140

The Integration of Employment and Skills: 2010 Review (February 2010)

The UK Commission has been charged by Government to review, in 2010, the progress that
is being made in integrating employment and skills systems in Great Britain and to provide
advice on what more needs to be done to further integration. The Review will look at the
whole of the publicly funded employment and skills system in England, Scotland and Wales,
including higher education, and consider job seekers, those entering the labour market and
those who have been in employment for many years, but have not had the opportunity to
develop their skills or to progress within the workplace.

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (707 Kb)

141

Talent, Opportunity, Prosperity - A Manifesto for Graduate Recruitment (February 2010)

This manifesto has been created by the Association
of Graduate Recruiters – the leading voice of
graduate recruiters and developers – to ensure
that the views of UK graduate employers are
heard at the next general election and by the next
Government.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (221 Kb)

142

Strategies for Effective HE-Employer Engagement (February 2010)

This report summarises the findings from a series of 10 case studies of how higher education (HE) institutions are developing and promoting their strategies for engaging with employers in the development of higher-level skills. This is the third in a series of research reports compiled for the South West Higher Level Skills Pathfi nder Project.

Keywords: Employability; Report; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (706 Kb)

143

Thinking strategically about employability and graduate attributes: (February 2010)

Universities and enhancing learning for beyond university
Dr Vicky Gunn, Ms Sheena Bell and Mr Klaus Kafmann

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (298 Kb)

144

Science and Maths Secondary Education for the 21st Century (February 2010)

Report of the Science and Learning Expert Group

Keywords: Maths; Schools and Colleges

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.75 MB)

145

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education (February 2010)

Section 8: Career education, information, advice and guidance.

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (154 Kb)

146

More Maths Grads - Final report (January 2010)

The More Maths Grads (MMG) project had its origins in ‘SET for Success’ [1] the report of Sir Gareth Roberts’ review of the supply of people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills

Keywords: Maths; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (864 Kb)

147

Unleashing Aspiration (January 2010)

The Government Response to the Final Report of the
Panel on Fair Access to the Professions.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.00 MB)

148

Maths Career profiles (December 2009)

What about a career in mathematics? Do all mathematicians go into a career in accountancy or banking? Finance is, in fact, just one area out of a huge number of exciting, innovative and challenging career opportunities available to students of the mathematical sciences.

Keywords: Maths; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (22.98 MB)

149

What do Graduate do? (November 2009)

This edition of What Do Graduates Do?
(WDGD) presents the destinations of UKdomiciled
first degree and Foundation degree graduates from the 2007/08 academic year. It gives a profile of how many leavers entered employment, the type of work they were doing, the numbers going on to further study, and the numbers unemployed six months after graduation.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (8.17 MB)

150

Beyond the Curriculum (November 2009)

Opportunities to enhance employability and future life choices
1994 Group - Policy report

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (234 Kb)

151

Higher Ambitions - The future of universities in a knowledge economy (November 2009)

Executive Summary.
British higher education is a success story. Over the last decade we have pursued the twin objectives of supporting excellence and widening access, and these have proved to be complementary and mutually reinforcing.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.66 MB)

152

Higher Ambitions (November 2009)

The future of universities in a knowledge economy.
British higher education is a success story. Over the last decade we have pursued the twin objectives of supporting excellence and widening access, and these have proved to be complementary and mutually reinforcing.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers; Curriculum; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.58 MB)

153

Skills for Growth - The national skills strategy (November 2009)

We know that investing in skills pays a double dividend for society. Skilled individuals have more options and climb higher. They earn more, get greater satisfaction from their jobs, and the wealth they help to create stimulates the creation of more jobs.
BIS

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.68 MB)

154

The Value of Graduates and Postgraduates (November 2009)

Helen Connor & Richard Brown

Keywords: Employability; For students; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.74 MB)

155

Futuretrack Stage 2 Report (November 2009)

Plans, aspirations and realities: taking stock of higher education and career choices one year on.
This report presents analysis of information collected via the second longitudinal questionnaire of the Futuretrack project, which 2006 UCAS applicants were invited to complete in summer and autumn 2007, a little over a year after most had embarked on their full-time higher education (HE) careers.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Universities

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (4.15 MB)

156

Employability skills in mathematical courses (October 2009)

Neil Challis,
Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of ACES
Sheffield Hallam University
MSOR Connections Vol 9 No 3 August – October 2009

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (210 Kb)

157

National Student Forum - Annual Report 2009 (October 2009)

During our three years as a Forum, we have successfully engaged with stakeholders and policymakers, making a range of recommendations for implementation at a national level. However, with listening to the student voice now more strongly embedded in sector ways of working at a national level, and with a clear sense that much of the improvement for the student experience needs to take place at the local level, it is a fitting time to bring the work of the Forum to a close.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (8.03 MB)

158

National Student Forum - Annual Report 2009 (October 2009)

Welcome to the second Annual Report of the National Student Forum, which outlines our work during the academic year 2008-09. Since the publication of our first report in October 2008, we have been pleased to see the growing interest in the Forum from ministers and policymakers as well as from universities and colleges. I hope that the work that we’ve undertaken this year will continue to encourage and inspire continuing improvement across the sector.

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.20 MB)

159

SHEEN Newsletter, Issue 6 (October 2009)

This edition provides updates on the current activities of the Scottish Higher Education Employability Network (SHEEN) through the Employability Co-ordinators Network projects. It also highlights specific work being undertaken in Scottish institutions

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (377 Kb)

160

Why work experience matters! (October 2009)

Real Prospects 2009 graduates’ experiences of placements, internships and work experience

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (105 Kb)

161

Jobs of the Future (September 2009)

The sharp drop in global demand as a result of the current downturn has impacted on output and employment in countries around the world, and the UK is no exception. It has resulted in a fall in our GDP and a rise in unemployment. The Government is taking unprecedented action both to prevent long-term unemployment and inactivity and to restore economic growth as quickly as possible. Our aims have been fi rst to act fast to minimise the depth of the recession and the rise in unemployment and second to begin to put in the building blocks for job creation going forward.
www.hmg.gov.uk/buildingbritainsfuture

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 15 September 2009

PDF (750 Kb)

162

Stronger together: Businesses and universities in turbulent time (September 2009)

Universities are a vital public good, making a crucial contribution to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic well-being of the UK. They play an essential role in ensuring that the country has
the skills and knowledge necessary for its long-term success

CBI

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.48 MB)

163

Effective Practice in a Digital Age (September 2009)

A guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching

Keywords: e-Portfolio; Report; National

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (3.06 MB)

164

Who is Heading for HE? Young People’s Perceptions of, and Decisions About, Higher Education (September 2009)

BIS RESEARCH PAPER NO. 3

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.53 MB)

165

Hidden wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation (September 2009)

Science has shaped the modern world. To many people this is a statement of the obvious—innovations such as air travel, satellite imagery, nuclear power and a host of other new products all clearly arise from developments in science,
technology, and engineering, plus use of their common language of mathematics (STEM).

Keywords: Report; National

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.96 MB)

166

LSC Research Report (August 2009)

A longitudinal study of Further Education learners receiving out of work benefits

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (0.98 MB)

167

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (August 2009)

Longitudinal Survey of the 2004/05 cohort
Key Findings Report

Keywords: Report; National; For students; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.02 MB)

168

Employer Engagement with Higher Education (July 2009)

Defining, Sustaining and Supporting Higher Skills Provision.
This report summarises the findings from analysis of 27 case studies of HE-employer engagement initiatives, particularly those targeted at upskilling people in or entering the workforce. From examination of these cases it is concluded that the nature of HE-employer engagement is very diverse, covering a wide range of offerings, from major new ventures; through enhancing existing programmes; the provision of bespoke courses, workshops and seminars; to the assessment or accreditation of in-company learning. This diversity highlights the complexity of the higher skills market both in terms of the forms of engagement sought by employers as well as the variety of approaches from HEIs to meeting these needs.

Keywords: Employability; Employer Engagement; Universities

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (823 Kb)

169

Unleashing Aspiration - Fair Access to the Professions (July 2009)

Summary and Recommendations of the Full Report

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (359 Kb)

170

Unleashing Aspirations (July 2009)

The Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions.

Keywords: Employability; National; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (614 Kb)

171

Engaging for Success (July 2009)

Enhancing performance through employee engagement - a report to Government by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (973 Kb)

172

Developing graduate and employability skills within a mathematical sciences programme (July 2009)

Stephen Hibberd
School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nottingham
MSOR Connections Vol 9 No 2 May – July 2009

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (176 Kb)

173

PDP Toolkit (July 2009)

A toolkit for enhancing personal development planning
strategy, policy and practice in higher education institutions
QAA Scotland

Keywords: PDP; Employability; Report; National

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (421 Kb)

174

Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Survey (July 2009)

This report analyses the results of the 2008 Higher
Education – Business and Community Interaction
Survey for UK higher education institutions, referring to the academic year 2007-08.

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (700 Kb)

175

Global Horizons: recruiting international students and graduates from UK universities (July 2009)

Helen Connor and Richard Brown

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (720 Kb)

176

Employer Engagement with Higher Education: (July 2009)

Defi ning, Sustaining and Supporting Higher Skills Provision

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.03 MB)

177

Work-related learning resources (June 2009)

This overview paper highlights a selection of JISC and Academy resources and activities to help support those engaged in work-related learning in its many forms. It provides a brief introduction to the work done by JISC and the Academy and acts as a guide to the resources available. While this is not a comprehensive guide it provides an overview of the resources available. Further information can be found using the search facility on the Academy and JISC websites.

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 17 August 2009

PDF (110 Kb)

178

Skills Funding Agency (May 2009)

Questions and Answers for Employers
DIUS

Keywords: Employers

Date added: 23 June 2009

PDF (66 Kb)

179

Life After Graduation (May 2009)

a guide to jobs, work experience, volunteering and further study after graduation.
This booklet is not aiming to provide you with all the answers, but to give you the information that will help you to find them. We’ll tell you what you need to know about the options open to you and signpost you to reliable sources of more information.

Keywords: For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.23 MB)

180

Ambition 2020: World Class Skills and Jobs for the UK (May 2009)

This report assesses our progress towards making the UK a world leader in skills, employment and productivity by 2020.
UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (799 Kb)

181

Higher education engagement with schools and colleges: partnership development (May 2009)

Universities have long been committed to engaging with schools and colleges. They have established strong and enduring partnerships over many years, playing a central role in the drive to widen participation.

Keywords: Employability; Schools and Colleges

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.25 MB)

182

SHEEN Newsletter, Issue 5 (May 2009)

This edition provides updates on the current activities of the Scottish Higher Education Employability Network (SHEEN) including the last SHEEN meeting (19 February) and the Employability Co-ordinators Network projects. It also highlights specific work being undertaken in two Scottish institutions (Glasgow Caledonian and Queen Margaret) and a closer look at Skillfast, the Sector Skills Council for Fashion and Textiles, and their present work in Scotland. We also provide notification of forthcoming relevant events, recent publications and links to further resources from the Academy’s Subject Centres and other organisations from around the UK.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (313 Kb)

183

Employer Engagement (May 2009)

How far should universities go to meet the needs of employers?

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (200 Kb)

184

Valuing the Views of Employers (May 2009)

Richard Brown
Chief Executive
The Council for Industry and Higher Education

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.79 MB)

185

New Industry, New Jobs (April 2009)

Building Britain's Future
DIUS

Keywords: Employability; National; Careers

Date added: 2 May 2009

PDF (459 Kb)

186

Emerging stronger: the value of education and skills in turbulent times (April 2009)

The education and skills survey 2009 provides
authoritative information on employers’ views of
education and skills issues. It is being published
at a time when business is facing tough economic
conditions, but the benefits of investing in skills
remain undiminished. The survey covers the full
range of issues, including: employer and employee
commitment to training, basic skills, science,
technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and
business links with school and universities

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (3.37 MB)

187

The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions (April 2009)

Phase 1 Report: an analysis of the trends and issues relating to fair access to the Professions

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (453 Kb)

188

Every Student Counts: Promoting Numeracy and Enhancing Employability (April 2009)

Vicki Tariq – Project Director, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of Central Lancashire
MSOR Connections Vol 9 No 1 February – April 2009

Keywords: Employability; Maths; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (225 Kb)

189

UK employment and skills in a global recession (April 2009)

What can we do now?
Tom Bewick

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (391 Kb)

190

Enhancing employability: integrating real world experience in the curriculum (April 2009)

Ester Ehiyazaryan and Nicola Barraclough
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (176 Kb)

191

Boosting skills in the workplace (April 2009)

Graduate Talent Pool is a new initiative to help
employers create and offer graduate internships.
A rolling programme of internships will be on offer
from September for 2009 graduates – adding to the
internship programmes and websites which
already exist.

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (140 Kb)

192

High Fliers Release (April 2009)

Major new student survey shows only a third of this year’s finalists expect to find a graduate job after university

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (142 Kb)

193

A Good Practice Guide for Placement and Other WBL Opportunities in HE (March 2009)

Good Practice for Placements Guides – Volume 2
ASET

Keywords: Employability; Placements

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.83 MB)

194

Graduate Market Trends - Spring 2009 (March 2009)

Real Prospects is a large-scale quantitative
project examining how recent graduates
feel about their current jobs. Jointly
administered by HECSU and Graduate
Prospects, the online survey has attracted
over 23,000 responses since it went live in
January 2009.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.06 MB)

195

Graduate Qualifications and Average Wages (February 2009)

The Influence of Graduate Qualifications on Average Wages and Productivity across the UK
Department of Employment and Learning

Keywords: Employability; For students; Careers

Date added: 16 February 2009

PDF (391 Kb)

196

The Employability Challenge - Full Report (February 2009)

UKCES

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (533 Kb)

197

The Employability Challenge (February 2009)

Executive Summary, UKCES

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (155 Kb)

198

The Employability Challenge (February 2009)

Case Studies

Keywords: Employability; Case Study

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (434 Kb)

199

NUS Student Experience Report (February 2009)

Welcome to the first NUS Student Experience Report.
This document provides an overview of students'
experiences across the UK, looking at all areas of their
lives, from the quality of their courses and
accommodation, to their financial situations and
experience of employment.

Keywords: Report; National; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (900 Kb)

200

Personal Development Planning (February 2009)

Guidance for institutional policy and practice
in higher education
QAA

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (246 Kb)

201

Higher Education, Business and Future Competitiveness (February 2009)

Keith Herrmann, Deputy CEO
Council for Industry and Higher Education
London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.93 MB)

202

Mathematics Careers Advice (January 2009)

Mathematics graduates are fantastic to employ, with highly developed numerical skills, logical thinking and ability to analyse difficult problems, and studies have shown that mathematics and computing graduates earn more over a lifetime than graduates of other degree subjects (compared to someone with only two or more A levels), but what career can a mathematics degree lead you to? Who employs mathematics graduates?

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Careers

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (119 Kb)

203

The government response to the National Student Forum’s annual report 2008 (January 2009)

The future student experience will depend on the quality of the partnership between students, HE institutions (HEIs) and their staff, representative organisations active in the higher education sector and the government.
DIUS

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; For students

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (421 Kb)

204

Preparing for Success (January 2009)

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance
In October 2007 the Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning launched the draft document “Preparing for Success” for consultation. The aim was to make policy proposals for the future development of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and to set out a strategy that will
address the needs of individuals of all ages in these areas.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (492 Kb)

205

The Graduate Market in 2009 (January 2009)

Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain’s leading employers
Produced by High Fliers Research

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (329 Kb)

206

Personal Development Planning and Employability (January 2009)

Revised edition
HEA Learning and Employability Series

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (558 Kb)

207

The Demand for STEM Graduates and Postgraduates (January 2009)

The demand for graduates with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills is likely to increase faster even than the overall increase in demand for graduates. The workforce of the future will increasingly require higher-level skills as structural adjustments in the economy force businesses to move up the value chain. These
jobs of the future will increasingly require people with the capabilities that a STEM qualification provides.

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (450 Kb)

208

Age differences in graduate employment across Europe (December 2008)

The report is based on the results of a major international study of graduate employment some five years after graduation. The report examines differences between European and UK graduates' patterns of employment and characteristics of their current work when age differences are taken into account. Overall UK graduates were both younger and older at entry to higher education compared with Europe as a whole. Such differences, when aligned with the longer duration of courses elsewhere in Europe, results in UK graduates being much younger on graduation than European graduates generally.
Brenda Little et.al., HEFCE

Keywords: Report; Careers

Date added: 1 June 2009

PDF (263 Kb)

209

The Value of Graduates (December 2008)

An outline proposal from the CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (93 Kb)

210

Graduate Employment and Earnings (November 2008)

Are universities meeting student expectations?
Our report focuses on the DLHE Longitudinal Survey, a sample survey designed to provide information about the destinations of leavers from
higher education after approximately 3½ years. This survey has, to date, been carried out on only one occasion in order to provide up-to-date
information about students graduating in 2002/03.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (537 Kb)

211

Employability Skills Examined (November 2008)

Ten key messages from LSN’s quest to understand employability skills
Jill Lanning, Rob Martin and Frank Villeneuve-Smith

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (385 Kb)

212

e-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool - Do Employers Really Care? (November 2008)

E-Portfolios demonstrate students' learning and competency, yet higher education has not persuaded employers to use them in recruiting and selecting employees.

Keywords: Employability; e-Portfolio

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (78 Kb)

213

Stepping higher (October 2008)

Workforce development through employer-higher education partnership
Literature review

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (723 Kb)

214

Mathematical self-efficacy and student engagement in the mathematics classroom (October 2008)

Jon Warwick
Faculty of Business, Computing and Information Management, London South Bank University
MSOR Connections Vol 8 No 3 August – October 2008

Keywords: Employability; Maths; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (210 Kb)

215

Stepping higher (October 2008)

Workforce development through employer-higher education partnership
This report and the UUK-CBI partnership signal that
universities and business are aware of the need to
collaborate and communicate better to achieve joint
goals – to produce quality graduates with the skills
that society needs now and in the future. We hope
that together we can build on the partnership to
develop and take forward practical solutions to the
challenges that exist.
CBI/UUK/HEFCE

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.78 MB)

216

Higher Education at Work High Skills: High Value (October 2008)

The Government wants to create a stronger and fairer Britain, equipped to meet the challenges of the future. It has identified a social and economic imperative to equip more people with high level skills.
The Government’s high level skills strategy has two main goals: to generate more, and more employable, graduates (quality and quantity) and to raise the
skills and capacity for innovation and enterprise of those already in the workforce.

Consultation Report Department of Innovation,
Skills (DIUS) by the Information (COI)

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (324 Kb)

217

Global Horizons and the Role of Employers (October 2008)

Richard Brown with William Archer and Dr Jennifer Barnes

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.38 MB)

218

Futuretrack: Stage 1 Summary (October 2008)

The Futuretrack Focus Series

Keywords: Employability; For students; Universities

Date added: 22 April 2011

PDF (0.99 MB)

219

The Correlation Between Industrial Placements and Final Degree Results (September 2008)

A Study of Engineering Placement Students
The significance of industrial work placements (i.e. the work-based component of sandwich degrees) on students’ professional development and employability is widely accepted amongst work-related learning professionals and academics alike. Indeed, the recent government sponsored report by the Confederation of British Industry validates such claims. However in recent times, many work-related learning professionals have begun to explore the assumption that work placements not only improve employability skills, but additionally academic performance.
Richard Mendez
University of Leicester

Keywords: Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (599 Kb)

220

Influence through Collaboration (September 2008)

Employer Demand for Higher Learning and Engagement with Higher Education
Case Study Book
Helen Connor and Wendy Hirsh
CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.10 MB)

221

Influence through Collaboration: (September 2008)

Employer Demand for Higher Learning and Engagement with Higher Education
Summary Report

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (649 Kb)

222

Engage Project Report (July 2008)

Facilitating dialogue between employers and engineering, physical science and materials academics in higher education.

Keywords: Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.69 MB)

223

Careers for Mathematicians (June 2008)

Unemployment for Maths graduates is below the graduate average (5.4% compared to 6%) and has been falling, supporting the idea that employers value the high levels of numeracy you can offer.

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Careers

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (382 Kb)

224

UK Commission for Employment and Skills - Employability Skills Project (June 2008)

Review of Evidence on Best Practice in Teaching and Assessing Employability Skills

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.18 MB)

225

Career Pathways for graduates into the voluntary/ community sector (May 2008)

Putting research outcomes into practice
Fiona Christie
Manchester University

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (4.12 MB)

226

SHEEN Newsletter, Issue 2 (May 2008)

This edition provides important updates on
the evaluation framework and the last SHEEN
meeting (13 March). It also highlights specific
work being undertaken in two institutions
(Strathclyde and Aberdeen), as well as examples of different projects being taken forward elsewhere in the sector and beyond. In addition, we have attached a document mapping current activity between the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and higher education institutions (HEIs) in Scotland.
We hope you find the newsletter useful

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (180 Kb)

227

Taking Stock - CBI Education and Skills Survey, 2008 (April 2008)

Sponsored by EdExcel

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 1 June 2009

PDF (1.94 MB)

228

After Leitch: Implementing skills and training policies in England (April 2008)

THE COUNCIL FOR INDUSTRY
AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Keywords: Employability; Report

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (99 Kb)

229

Embedding PDP and Employability (April 2008)

The world of work has changed significantly over the last few years and a degree is no longer enough to secure graduate employment.

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (343 Kb)

230

Break-Out or Break-Up? (April 2008)

Implications of Institutional Employability Strategies for the Role and Structure of University Careers Services
Putting research outcomes into practice

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (3.29 MB)

231

Higher Education at Work High Skills: High Value (April 2008)

Having more people with high level skills benefits the economy by meeting potential skill shortages and increasing productivity and the capacity of businesses to innovate. The next 10 years will be critical to securing advantage as emerging economies are also moving into more high skilled industries.
DIUS

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Curriculum; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (476 Kb)

232

Are e-portfolios an asset to learning and placement? (March 2008)

Katherine Duffy, Denis Anthony and Francesca Vickers
We asked the question “what is the added value for the student learning experience, of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) as an innovative means of
portfolio assessment?

Keywords: Employability; e-Portfolio; Placements

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.12 MB)

233

Numeracy for Employability (February 2008)

Following the publication of the Leitch report and World Class Skills, DIUS asked the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) to work with key partners to develop a Numeracy and Employability Strategy.
As part of this work, NCETM ran an exercise to hear directly from practitioners and researchers engaged in adult numeracy work. At two seminars (Birmingham 12 October 2007 and London 15 October 2007), and via an ongoing web-based questionnaire and telephone interviews, responses were sought to a series of questions.

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Report; National

Date added: 16 February 2009

PDF (71 Kb)

234

Numeracy for Employability: (February 2008)

some views from the field – ‘expert’ seminar report
NCETM

Keywords: Maths

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (0 Kb)

 
235

Graduate Employability: What do employers think and want? (February 2008)

Will Archer and Jess Davison
CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.53 MB)

236

Employable Graduates for Responsible Employers (February 2008)

Research on the links between sustainability and employability in the graduate job market in
relation to higher education teaching and learning

Adam Cade, StudentForce for Sustainability

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (431 Kb)

237

SHEEN Newsletter, Issue 1 (February 2008)

Employability has long been a focus of individual
HEIs, although, it was given sector wide recognition when it was introduced as an enhancement theme in 2004/05. In 2006, the Scottish Funding Council
(SFC) announced a four year programme of strategic funding to enable HEIs to continue to develop graduate employability.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (219 Kb)

238

Graduate Employability: What do employers think and want? (February 2008)

Will Archer and Jess Davison
The Council for Industry and Higher Education

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (606 Kb)

239

Career studies handbook: career development learning in practice (January 2008)

In its broadest sense, Career Studies addresses aspects of how we live and what it is to be human. It is a transdisciplinary field of socio-cultural enquiry that focuses on life purposes and meanings and the more prosaic matters of achieving those ends. In practical terms it provides a space in the curriculum for students to consider the ideas and beliefs of self and others concerning career, labour markets and employability.
Phil McCash
HEA Learning and employability series

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (330 Kb)

240

Institute of Directors skills briefing (December 2007)

Graduates’ employability skills

Keywords: Employability; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (166 Kb)

241

Beyond the honours degree classification (October 2007)

The Burgess Group final report

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (339 Kb)

242

Education, Employment and Graduate Employability (September 2007)

THE MISLEM PROJECT: Developing meta-level quality indicators for establishing a systematic linkage between educational institutions and the labour market: A Leonardo Da Vinci Project, Sponsored by the European Union.
Jane Andrews & Helen Higson
Aston Centre for Research into Higher Education, Learning
and Management, Aston Business School, Aston University.

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 13 September 2009

PDF (250 Kb)

243

Graduate Employability Skills (August 2007)

This report presents the findings of a research consultancy that has been undertaken in order to investigate:
a) how universities currently develop and integrate employability skills into their programs of study
b) how universities teach employability skills
c) how universities currently assess students’ employability skills
d) how graduate employability skills might be assessed and reported upon.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (686 Kb)

244

What is an e-portfolio? (August 2007)

An e-portfolio is a personal repository; a personal journal; a feedback and collaboration system; and a digital theatre - where the audience is by invitation only.
Shane Sutherland, the creator of PebblePAD

Keywords: Employability; e-Portfolio

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (245 Kb)

245

World Class Skills: Implementing the Leitch Review (July 2007)

The plan, World Class Skills: implementing the Leitch Review of Skills in England is the Government’s response to the independent Leitch Review of Skills and sets out how Government will lead the country into a skills 'revolution.'

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 2 May 2009

PDF (900 Kb)

246

Employability Audit (July 2007)

The purpose of this audit is developmental, not simply to come up with an overall score for the course. It is designed to help teachers 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.
Centre for Bioscience

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (92 Kb)

247

Encouraging student use of feedback, reflection and engagement through web-based learning support (July 2007)

Kevin Golden
Faculty of Computing
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of the West of England, Bristol
MSOR Connections Vol 7 No 2 May – July 2007

Keywords: Employability; Maths

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (148 Kb)

248

Workforce Development - What Works and Why (June 2007)

CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning; Employer Engagement

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (943 Kb)

249

Earn as you learn? (April 2007)

Students’ views of work experience
doctorjob.com survey April 2007

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (575 Kb)

250

Employability (April 2007)

Effective Learning and Employability
QAA

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (733 Kb)

251

Employability and work experience (March 2007)

This guide outlines the competencies that make someone employable and ideas for employers on how to improve development of employabilit y during work experience. For students, it sets out an employabilit y competencies checklist that can be used throughout the work experience assignment to establish how the various competencies might be important at work, to keep a record of the tasks and activities undertaken and, ultimately, to rate your own abilities. This will help you identif y priorit y areas for development.

Keywords: Employability; For students; Employers; Careers

Date added: 16 February 2009

PDF (203 Kb)

252

Embedding Employability in Work Experience (March 2007)

Work experience has a key role to play in preparing young people for the adult world. It is an opportunity to bring home to them the attributes, skills and knowledge they need to succeed throughout their working lives. The aim of this report is to help employers, students and their teachers in realising that potential.

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (850 Kb)

253

Employer and University Engagement in the Use and Development of Graduate Level Skills (March 2007)

T. Hogarth, M. Winterbotham, C.Hasluck,
K. Carter, W.W. Daniel, A.E. Green and J. Morrison
Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
IFF Research Ltd

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (2.14 MB)

254

STEM Review - The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Supply Chain (March 2007)

Recent discussions have identified that there remains a shortage of quality graduates and postgraduates with appropriate IT and general STEM skills and experiences – a shortage that applies to all employment sectors where science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates are at a premium.
Hugh Smith
Council for Industry and Higher Education

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.28 MB)

255

Workforce Development : Employer Engagement with HE (March 2007)

CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Employers; Employer Engagement; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (668 Kb)

256

Embedding employability in the context of widening participation (February 2007)

Liz Thomas and Robert Jones
Learning and Employability, Series Two
HEA

Keywords: Employability; National

Date added: 4 February 2009

PDF (243 Kb)

257

A Survey of e-PDP and e-Portfolio practice in UK HE (February 2007)

Janet Strivens, CRA
HEA

Keywords: PDP; e-Portfolio; Report; National

Date added: 4 February 2009

PDF (102 Kb)

258

Personal Development Planning and Employability (January 2007)

Learning and Employability, Series Two
HEA

Keywords: PDP; Employability; National

Date added: 3 February 2009

PDF (285 Kb)

259

The Leitch Review of Skills (December 2006)

Prosperity for all in the global economy - world class skills
HMSO

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 3 February 2009

PDF (719 Kb)

260

PDP and Employability: Case Studies (November 2006)

These case studies have been provided to support a publication on 'PDP and Employability' in the Learning and Employability series of the Higher Education Academy. Most - but not all - can be found in the hard copy publication. In also
presenting them electronically we anticipate that these can be updated as practice develops.

Keywords: PDP; Employability; Case Study

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (149 Kb)

261

Student Employability Profiles (September 2006)

A guide for Higher Education Practitioners
Claire Rees, Peter Forbes, Bianca Kubler
HEA

Keywords: Employability; Case Study; Report; National

Date added: 4 February 2009

PDF (3.02 MB)

262

Student Employability Profiles, MSOR (September 2006)

A graduate in Mathematics, Statistics or Operational Research, depending on their chosen focus of study, typically will have the ability to ... (see the document for more!)
HEA

Keywords: Employability; Maths; For students

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (158 Kb)

263

Employability Skills Initiatives in Higher Education (September 2006)

What Effects Do They Have On Graduate Labour Market Outcomes?

Geoff Mason, Gareth Williams, Sue Cranmer

Keywords: Employability; Careers; Universities

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (433 Kb)

264

Benchmarking Employability - A Scottish Perspective (September 2006)

This handbook provides an essential guide for those concerned with embedding employability in Scottish undergraduate curricula.

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (201 Kb)

265

Learning through work placements and beyond (August 2006)

Brenda Little and Lee Harvey

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.29 MB)

266

Career development learning and employability (July 2006)

This Guide is designed to help higher education staff understand more clearly the relationship of career development learning to strategies designed to enhance the employability of students. Career development learning is concerned with helping
students to acquire knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes which will equip them to manage their careers, i.e. their lifelong progression in learning and work.
HEA Learning and employability, Series 2

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (189 Kb)

267

Harmonising Learning and Graduate Skills in the Mathematical Sciences (May 2006)

Stephen Hibberd
University of Nottingham
MSOR Connections May 2006 Vol 6 No 2

Keywords: Employability; Maths

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (247 Kb)

268

Great expectations (April 2006)

Students’ views of university careers service
doctorjob.com survey April 2006

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.25 MB)

269

Employability and work-based learning (April 2006)

Our primary focus in this paper is on full-time undergraduates and work-based learning,
though some limited consideration is also given to work-based learning from the perspective of part-time students, and those individuals – primarily located in the workplace – who are using their work role and their workplace as the basis for creating their own higher education curriculum.

HEA, Learning & Employability, Series 1

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (148 Kb)

270

Employability in higher education: what it is – what it is not (April 2006)

The historical perspective is outlined in Sections 2 and 3. Sections 4 to 6 discuss the concept of employability, with a preferred definition being put forward in Section 5. Section 7 suggests that, whilst employers might ask for multi-competent graduates, some aspects of employment-related capability can only be developed in the employment context: work placements of various kinds during a higher education programme may however make a significant contribution. Sections 8 and 9 together
constitute a challenge to simplistic thinking about skills.
HEA Learning & Employability Series 1

Keywords: Employability; Universities

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (135 Kb)

271

Pedagogy for Employability (April 2006)

HEA Learning and Employability, Series 1

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (172 Kb)

272

Employability: judging and communicating achievements (April 2006)

This Guide is for colleagues who are responsible for programmes and who need to ensure that those programmes make a clear contribution to student employability. It is also for those who work with programme leaders, particularly for educational developers.
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 1

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (144 Kb)

273

Embedding employability into the curriculum (April 2006)

This Guide discusses a number of issues that need to be borne in mind when the desire is to embed (or embed more firmly) employability into a curriculum. It is therefore of particular relevance to colleagues who are designing new curricula or are considering how existing curricula might be ‘tuned’ in order to accentuate the potential of their programmes
to develop students’ employability.
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 1

Keywords: Employability; Curriculum

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (362 Kb)

274

Entrepreneurship and higher education: an employability perspective (April 2006)

This paper argues that entrepreneurship can be seen as a special form of employability.
When universities and colleges promote employability, they are also promoting elements
of entrepreneurship. However, if this is to lead to self-employment, more is needed. Students need to understand what it means to be self-employed, what sources of help are available and where the main pitfalls lie.
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 1

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (139 Kb)

275

NHS Trusts: Recruiting for the long term (January 2006)

The value attached to employer brands and
employer activity by students in the medical secto

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.04 MB)

276

Connecting PDP to Employer Needs and the World of Work (November 2005)

Gordon Edwards
HEA

Keywords: PDP; Employability; Employers

Date added: 4 February 2009

PDF (89 Kb)

277

Using Assessment to Support Employability Awareness (September 2005)

This paper examines a teaching and learning approach to support employability awareness and development within a pilot employability module on the second year of an undergraduate degree (at London Metropolitan University).
Sarah Wilson-Medhurst

Keywords: Employability; Maths

Date added: 25 January 2010

PDF (107 Kb)

278

Ethics and employability (September 2005)

Ethics and employability constitute, for many many, a contradiction in terms as great as that between ethics and business. Business, after all, is primarily about the interest of shareholders, not of society, so the argument goes. So if one is to be employable one needs to focus more on the maximisation of profit than on matters of ethics, unless a career in a non-profit-making organisation is chosen.
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 2

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (166 Kb)

279

Work-related learning in higher education (September 2005)

This is for all the people in Higher Education in the United Kingdom who are involved in the planning and provision of the formal curriculum and the co-curriculum (such as through careers advice and guidance).
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 2

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (189 Kb)

280

Part-time students and employability (September 2005)

This guide considers the issue of employability from the perspective of part-time students on undergraduate programmes. It builds on other guides in this series – in particular Embedding employability into the curriculum. That publication took as its starting point that ‘the complexity of employability and the variety that exists in curricula in UK higher education mean that no single, ideal, prescription for the embedding of employability can
be provided.
HEA Learning and Employability, Series 2

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (157 Kb)

281

Workforce Development and Higher Education (July 2005)

CIHE

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (11.63 MB)

282

So hard to build, so easy to destroy (May 2005)

Students’ views of the effectiveness of employer brands on campus

doctorjob.com survey May 2005

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (1.17 MB)

283

Student Employability Profiles - A Guide for Employers (April 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (376 Kb)

284

Employability Guide (April 2005)

ESECT, Health Sciences and Practice

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (12.27 MB)

285

Student Employability Profile: Health Visiting (April 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (566 Kb)

286

Student Employability Profile: Midwifery (April 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (568 Kb)

287

Student Employability Profile: Nursing (April 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (475 Kb)

288

Student Employability Profile: Pharmacy (April 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (435 Kb)

289

Employability Profile - Maths, Stats and OR (February 2005)

Student employability profiles have been created which indicate the skills that typically can be developed through the study or particular subjects. The profiles are for use by Subject Centre staff in support of their academic communities’ promotion of employability skills development, to the benefit of current and prospective students and employers alike.

Keywords: PDP; Maths; Report; National

Date added: 15 April 2011

PDF (379 Kb)

290

Student Employability Profile - Maths (February 2005)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (379 Kb)

291

Measuring and Recording Student Achievement (November 2004)

Report of the Scoping Group chaired by Professor Robert Burgess
Universities UK

Keywords: Report; National

Date added: 4 February 2009

PDF (1.29 MB)

292

Student Employability Profile - Architecture (October 2004)

Esect Employability Guide

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (383 Kb)

293

Student Employability Profile - BEST Subject Centre (October 2004)

ESECT Employability Profile

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (417 Kb)

294

Student Employability Profile - Building / Surveying (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (387 Kb)

295

Student Employability Profile - Chemistry (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (395 Kb)

296

Student Employability Profile - Engineering (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (384 Kb)

297

Student Employability Profile - English (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (477 Kb)

298

Student Employability Profile - Philosophy (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (519 Kb)

299

Student Employability Profile - Physics (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (389 Kb)

300

Student Employability Profile - Planning (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (394 Kb)

301

Student Employability Profile - Psychology (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (445 Kb)

302

Student Employability Profile - Religious Studies (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (522 Kb)

303

Student Employability Profile: Materials (October 2004)

ESECT

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (334 Kb)

304

Are graduate employability initiatives worth it? (July 2004)

Student Survey July 2004
Doctor Jobs

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (759 Kb)

305

Graduates go public? (March 2004)

Student Survey March 2004

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (392 Kb)

306

A report of the Employability and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Survey Findings (March 2004)

The Learning and Teaching Institute at Sheffield Hallam University commissioned the Centre for Research and Evaluation to carry out a survey amongst all course leaders within the university. Course leaders were sent an e-mail in November, with a link which directed respondents to a web page with an on-line questionnaire. A paper based survey was also sent out.
Tamsin Bowers-Brown, Anna Stevens

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (309 Kb)

307

How Much Does Higher Education Enhance the Employability of Graduates? (August 2003)

Summary of Report to HEFCE

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (51 Kb)

308

Employer Perceptions of Subject Benchmark Statements (July 2003)

CIHE commissioned this pilot project to examine employers’ perceptions about the skills developed through undergraduate study and how far these are reflected in the benchmark statements produced by major subject area.

Keywords: Employability; Employers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (376 Kb)

309

A systematic map and synthesis review of the effectiveness of PDP for improving student learning (June 2003)

Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a process by which individuals reflect upon and plan their own learning. The introduction of PDP and similar approaches with names such as Records of Achievement and Profiling have been major policy
initiatives in secondary education in the UK over the last two decades and more recently in further education and higher education (HE).

Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre

Keywords: PDP; Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (823 Kb)

310

Student Survey 2003 (May 2003)

A generation betrayed: are graduates disillusioned with the modern job market.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 20 April 2011

PDF (621 Kb)

311

Higher Education: Higher Ambitions? (January 2003)

A review of the issues for the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council and the Scottish University for Industry

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (581 Kb)

312

If Only I'd Known (September 2002)

Making the most of Higher Education - a guide for students and parents.
1000 days to shape your life.

Keywords: Employability; For students

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (1.67 MB)

313

Enhancing employability, recognising diversity (July 2002)

Making links between higher education and the world of work
There is a growing awareness in the UK of the
importance of higher education to the
development of a knowledge-based economy in
an increasingly competitive global market. Three
major policy initiatives in post-compulsory
education are helping to drive this:
• widening participation and improving retention;
• lifelong learning;
• enhancing employability.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (899 Kb)

314

SET for Success (April 2002)

The supply of people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills

The report of Sir Gareth Roberts’ Review

Keywords: Employability; Maths; Report; National; Employers

Date added: 29 April 2009

PDF (198 Kb)

315

Key Skills for Developing Employability (April 2001)

This booklet is designed to help teachers adopt teaching styles that promote key skills and enable students to see the relevance of their studies to the world of work. It provides examples of approaches to teaching key skills that can help students to develop their employability.

QCA

Keywords: Employability; Report; National

Date added: 11 February 2009

PDF (491 Kb)

316

Key skills for developing employability (April 2001)

This booklet is designed to help teachers adopt teaching styles that promote key skills and enable students to see the relevance of their studies to the world of work. It provides examples of approaches to teaching key skills that can help students to develop their employability.

Keywords: Employability; Case Study; For students

Date added: 18 February 2009

PDF (491 Kb)

317

Reconsidering Graduate Employability: the 'graduate identity' approach (February 2001)

Len Holmes, The Business School, University of North London, London N7 8DB, UK
Quality in Higher Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2001
This paper attempts to elaborate a cogent alternative to the skills agenda as an approach
to graduate employability. This alternative is based on two things: ® rst, a conceptual and theoretical
analysis of the nature of human behaviour; and second, the claim that situated behaviour can only
be properly understood by interpreting activity as performance-of-a-kind. Such interpretation
depends upon there being a set of social practices and a set of identities appropriate to the social
situation. This analysis of employability leads to suggestions for undergraduate curriculum
enhancement.

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (156 Kb)

318

Fifth QHE 24-Hour Seminar: Employability (September 2000)

Employability Performance Indicator
Summary of workshop discussions and plenary feedback

Keywords: Employability

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (20 Kb)

319

Developing Key Skills through Work Placement (November 1998)

Brenda Little

Keywords: Employability; Placements; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (15.87 MB)

320

Work Experience: Expanding Opportunities for Undergraduates (March 1998)

Centre for Research into Quality

Keywords: Employability; Work Based Learning

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (33.07 MB)

321

Humanities Graduates and the World of Work (June 1997)

This report illustrates that employment prospects are good for Arts and Humanities graduates.

Keywords: Employability; Careers

Date added: 21 April 2011

PDF (7.50 MB)

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