Universities and Communities: developing relationships locally, nationally and globally. Margaret Alipoor School of Management University of Bradford. From WP to Employability.
School of Management
University of Bradford
“the likelihood of those from lowest participation areas participating in HE had increased by 30% over the last 5 years and by 50% over the last 15 years” (HEFCE 2013)
There is still a huge gap between most and least advantaged (57% compared with 19%, HEFCE 2013)
Graduate employment rates still favour more advantaged groups
Over 50% of current students fall into widening participation categories
Now a shift to include a focus on Employability
What does this mean?
Careers education, focus on employer engagement, embedding employability in the curriculum
Relevant work experience-placements,internships, volunteering
Responding to employers – sharing expertise, developing courses
More than Advisory Groups and governance role
Communities – to influence the curriculum and skills of their future employees, to gain advice and consultancy from academics and students, to identify potential future employees