The University of Manchester established an institution-wide group, made up of academic advisers from four faculties (covering all educational domains), professional support services, students, employers and alumni to design a toolkit to support academic advising for employability.
The aim of the project was to develop a generic toolkit to support academics working in any discipline to confidently and effectively guide students in this important area of their personal development. It is intended to be adaptable to allow individual departments and programme leads to embed in the toolkit the most appropriate resources and links for their discipline.
The model and toolkit are intended to be embedded in an academic advising-facing interface/dashboard and to form the standard for advising for employability for an institution. The report provides suggested formats, resources and workshop slides for showcasing the model and toolkit.