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OU Employability Conf: expanding the narrative for a rapidly changing world

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The Open University

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How well are higher education institutes preparing students? Will they have the academic, professional and personal skills to succeed?

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Employability is vital to students’ success, enabling them to develop the skills, behaviours, experiences and knowledge to achieve their personal, educational and career goals. Higher education institutes (HEIs) have a major role to play in helping nurture students, but their impact is hampered by a narrowed definition of employability that sees them focusing too much on employment. HEIs need to expand the narrative to cover the many reasons why people commit to university study.

Articulating employability so that it challenges the common discourse around work and skills, while emphasising the broad motivations for why people take up academic study and how it benefits them, is a big challenge for HEIs. Their task is made harder by the increasingly competitive business world they operate in and the measures that seemingly shape and constrain creative approaches to employability. How can HEIs respond to these challenges? Does widening the narrative better prepare students for the future of work?

Join us to discuss how HEIs can help expand the narrative around employability for a rapidly changing world.

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