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Employability and Academic Assessment - Recording

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In this interactive webinar we will explore the following questions:

What do we mean by academic achievement?

What theories are at play?

Contextual factors

More doing better?

What does research tell us?

What do students think?

What does the academic community have to say?

What are employers telling us?

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  • What do we mean by ‘academic achievement’ and what does research tell us about its role in enhancing employability?
  • Which theories can help us understand this relationship and what contextual factors do we need to consider?
  • What are the thoughts of students, academics and employers about this topic?
  • The session is aimed at careers and employability professionals whom are engaged in designing and delivering employability provision across a range of curricula and are interested in the role academic achievement may play in a student’s employability

By the end of the course participants will have reviewed the literature around this topic and considered their own understanding of academic achievement in terms of employability

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This webinar will enable you to:

  • Reflect on various interpretations of academic achievement from an employability perspective
  • Assess what the literature does and doesn’t tell us in terms of the relationship between academic achievement and employability.
  • Explore the various contextual factors and viewpoints which inform this debate.
  • Consider the extent to which career professionals need to acknowledge the changing landscape of higher education and how this impacting on attitudes towards academic achievement and subsequent employability.
  • Share your ideas, questions and learning with your fellow participants


  • Refine your understanding of the context of your work
  • Develop your understanding of the issue
  • Refresh your knowledge of the relevant literature
  • Understand the role academic achievement, and other factors, can play in determining the employability of students and graduates.
  • Training provided by experts from the field
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