Useful Links and Reports
This page contains links to useful reports and websites for staff considering employability in the curriculum. Useful general resources covering employability in the HE and FE curriculum are listed. In addition specific resources are given by subject network (please note that this page is currently under development, if there are no resources listed for your network please contact us directly for information).
HEA Employability pages.
In addition these two HEA reports are very useful:
Computing and IT
The Shadbolt review (2016) – an independent report into computer science degree accreditation and graduate employability. The report makes a series of recommendations, including that higher education institutions should extend and promote work experience, that there should be better provision of careers advice and visibility of graduate opportunities, and that graduates’ softer and work readiness skills should be improved. The report also focuses on the importance of developing a clearer understanding of start-up technology companies and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and their requirements.
Computing Graduate Employability: Sharing Practice (2016) published by CPHC/HEA – the report discusses three themes in relation to computing: addressing employability, curriculum issues and placements, the report also examines employers’ views. The report showcases examples of good practice from HEIs UK wide.