How academic programmes of study can promote work-related skills
With an increasing tendency to see higher education as a product with a price tag, there is understandably growing interest in the extent to which academic programmes of study promote students' employability and earning power.
Higher education providers are required to publish Key Information Sets (KIS) to help students anticipate their employment prospects after particular courses of study.
You can read more about KIS on the website of the
Higher Education Funding Council for England (opens in new window).
Enterprise and entrepreneurship education
The higher education community, working with QAA, has looked at how students can be encouraged to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and related skills, no matter what their subject area.
Enterprise and entrepreneurship education: Guidance for UK higher education providers
Preparing students for a more sustainable society
We are involved in a project to promote the development of skills, attitudes and attributes relevant to living and working in a more sustainable society.
Education for sustainable development: Guidance for UK higher education providers
Student employability profiles
To assist students in judging their employability as a result of pursuing a given discipline, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Subject Centres have compiled
Student Employability Profiles in collaboration with the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE).
Each profile identifies skills that can be developed through the study of a particular discipline, based on Subject Benchmark Statements. These skills have been mapped against input from employers who are members of CIHE, setting out the skills, competencies and attributes that they look for when recruiting staff.
Further information is available on the
HEA website (opens in new window). We also publish guidance to help academic staff promote students' personal development.