Community of Practice

Highlight, capture and develop best practice

The Higher Education Academy Community of Practice in Employability provides a shared domain for those practitioners with a desire to enhance employability within Higher Education. By enabling the sharing of innovative, flexible and dynamic practices and pedagogies this forum will facilitate a collaborative knowledge exchange and enhancement for practice through:

  • Webinars
  • Networks
  • Thought platforms
  • Discussion forums
  • Expert reference groups

Community of Practice - Employability


You can request to join the community, please click "Request to Join" below and complete the form.

*Please note it may take up to 48 hours for a response after submission of your request to join.


- The Community of Practice in Employability can be shaped, owned and directed by its members.

- Current issues in Employability can be shared and resolved as a community.

- The Community of Practice in Employability is agile, supporting members to work together to consider current developments and their implications for Employability as they occur.  

- The community is hosted through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Therefore members will benefit from direct access to an active and vibrant support network, enabling the exchange of practice, knowledge and experiences, as well as providing a springboard for taking employability to a new level through creation of new knowledge and ideas.

- The community enables you to take collective responsibility for structuring and managing information around the thematic area of employability. The creation of a virtual community is not limited by organisational or geographic boundaries enabling you to engage with a diverse community to focus your learning, develop new practices, create knowledge and define new approaches through a collective voice.

Only those working for higher education providers that are Strategic or Access partners of the Higher Education Academy can benefit from the range of opportunities to share, reflect and engage with colleagues and experts from the global higher education sector. Please use your institutional email address when requesting to join the community.

Upcoming discussion topics

Join in the conversation, join the Employability Community of Practice. Request to join

Month Topic Led by
January 2018         


Charlie Ball
February 2018

Enterprise Education & New QAA

Andy Penaluna
March 2018      

Employer’s views on world of work

Steve Isherwood
April 2018        

Student  Voice

Sana Iqbal
May 2018         


David Eade
June 2018          

Post Graduate Recruitment 

James Hairsine
July 2018        

Emotional Intelligence

Lorraine Dacre Pool
September 2018          

Funding/Resourcing Employability

Damion McGivern