For educators to fully support students in an ever-changing world employability must be considered. With increasing numbers in the graduate labour market, graduates need to be able to compete - and let’s not forget those who are considering self-employment as an alternative option. An enterprising mind-set can help develop a number of critical components to enable students to succeed. Not only are these components, once combined with subject-specific knowledge and technical skills, attractive to potential employers, they also act as the foundation for developing the student throughout their career. The Advance HE Embedding Employability in Higher Education symposium An Enterprising Mind-Set for Employability aims to bring together cutting-edge examples of effective practice that are sustainable and impact at programme, school/faculty/college and/or institutional-level.
By engaging in a process of effectively embedding employability throughout the student lifecycle positive impacts can be expected in student learning, student satisfaction and improved core metrics.
The aims of this symposium are:
- to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in enterprise for employability;
- to begin to craft a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to enhancing enterprise for employability in higher education.
This event has already taken place.
Who should attend?
The symposia series is intended for anyone – managers and leaders, academic and support staff – with an interest in and/or responsibility for employability in higher education at all levels. It will be a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about employability and enterprise.
The symposium will feature a keynote presentation, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from the sector.
Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives on employability and creating an enterprising mind-set.
Who is delivering the symposium?
The symposium will be facilitated by Stuart Norton, Advance HE Academic Lead for Employability, in partnership with experienced Advance HE Associates.
York Science Park,