AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

Employability and Higher Education - Presentations

Professor Mike Clements, Rosy Crehan, Dr Steve Wyn Williams
Staffordshire University

“The Staffordshire Graduate Attributes Pledge to Stakeholders”

Staffordshire University, launched (2012), was an innovative programme to embed Graduate Attributes into the undergraduate curriculum, with a firm promise, a Pledge, to deliver them to stakeholders. This presentation outlines the developments and the outcomes to-date, with particular reference to its Employability Pilot being delivered within the Project.

Maureen Tibby, Employability Lead, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
“Future proofing graduates: defining and developing an approach to employability"

 The talk will aim to;  

  • provide an enhanced understanding of employability and the external and internal drivers that impact on this
  • consider the opportunities and challenges in developing a university wide approach to employability
  • inform delegates about the role of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and its support for employability
  • introduce the HEA resource defining and developing your approach to employability: a framework for employability and discuss how it is being used to support HEIs embed employability

Kath Boullen, Chief Executive, St Helens Chamber
“Getting People into Jobs”

Over the last 3 years, the Chamber has increased our focus on helping young people into jobs, and encouraging local companies to create vacancies for them. The presentation will outline how we do this and what we have learned along the way.

Professor Alison Price (NCEE) & Charmaine Myers (Sheffield Hallam University)
“Delivering Entrepreneurship and Employability in its broadest sense in HE"

Drawing upon the experience of both NCEE and EEUK, the role of HE in supporting the development of entrepreneurial graduates will be examined at a national level.  This session will then move from the discussion of employability and entrepreneurship from the national perspective through to institutional examples of impact and change.

Real life examples will be presented that provide the development of skills that support the employability agenda, as well as raise awareness of enterprise. These illustrations from the Award Winning Venture Matrix project at SHU will demonstrate employer engagement and partnership working and show how this builds lifelong student employability.

Robert Hough, Chair Liverpool City Region LEP
“Skills for Growth Agreements as an enabler of economic growth – the perspective from the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership”

Robert will be talking about the Skills For Growth Agreements the LCR LEP has developed for each of the key growth areas.