BMAF Employability Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Leader: Beverly Leeds,, UCLAN

The SIG is a funded BMAF project that focuses on improving the employability of and vocational opportunities for BMAF students.

It has an active membership of 141 members from 76 HEIs throughout the UK.

Current activities include compiling a set of case studies that will be published online for access by the subject centre.

The group has also been asked to comment on the revised Employability Profiles by the Council for Industry and Higher Education.

The SIG  also has its own -  Social Networking Site - for discussions and information.

To join, complete the registration form and survey.


July 2010

Graduate Employability Indicators - Stakeholder perceptions of graduate employability and potential benchmarking partnerships

Professor Beverley Oliver, Curtin University, Australia, is leading an Australian Learning and Teaching Council project developing the Graduate Employability Indicators, online surveys which canvas perceptions of graduate employability from the perspectives of students, employers and course teaching teams.

There is an opportunity to participate in the pilot of the surveys: the Australian project is willing to share resources and set up and report data for courses or departments within and beyond Australia.

Data will potentially enable benchmarking with a focus on graduate employability at the discipline level. For information, see

and follow the link to Graduate Employability Indicators, or contact

December 2009

A Workshop on Preparing for Placement was held on 20 November 2009 at Coventry University.

Presentation Slides are available in the Post-Event information.