Boosting employability: Edge Hill University on how to help students evidence the skills and attributes needed for work.
With the news that Universities in England could face fines if not enough of their students get jobs within 15 months, graduate employability is understandably top of the agenda for HE leaders.
Join Becka Colley-Foster, Head of Careers and Graduate Employability at Edge Hill University to hear how she’s solving employability challenges with an initiative to help students better evidence their graduate attributes throughout their studies.
Becka will introduce Edge Hill’s Graduate Capability Workbook – discussing how she’s transformed a simple self-reflection activity on careers skills into a university-wide initiative using PebblePad.
This initiative ensures students are supported in the development of graduate attributes as part of a mindful, intentional strategy from applicant to alumni.
Attendees can expect to take away concrete knowledge on how to:
- Help students build a better picture of their skills, capabilities and attributes
- Embed the process of self-reflection in ongoing assessment
- Better engage students with the skills and attributes they need for employment, right from the start of their studies.