Employability in the curriculum
Embedding employability in your curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop their skills, experience and knowledge to help them make the successful transition from education to employment. It is relevant to all students at all levels of study, and in a competitive job market is increasingly important.
It is vital that all students experience some level of embedded employability activity as part of their programmes; this idea is at the heart of the Bristol Futures Curriculum Framework. Creating authentic assessments and learning for your students, highlighting surfacing skills and encouraging reflective practice are all excellent ways to start embedding employability within your programmes.
There are resources and support available for all academics wishing to embed employability activities within their curriculum:
- The Embedding Employability Toolkit, on the BILT blog.
- Case studies on embedding employability at the University, on the BILT blog.
- The Embedding Employability Intranet site has further resources and information about how the Careers Service can support you with this.
- Get in touch with a member of the Faculty Employability Team firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant literature links
- Embedding Employability into the curriculum, Advance HE
- Pedagogy for Employability, Advance HE
- “Teaching employability is not my job!”: redefining embedded employability from within the higher education curriculum’, Kate Daubney, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 2021