Employability can be defined as:

“A set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.”
Knight, P. and Yorke, M. (2003) Assessment, Learning and Employability. London: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.

Employability is embedded into our programmes via the programme specification.


Career Ahead is run by the Career Team and gives students the opportunity to reflect on and develop employability skills.

HEA employability framework  – offers a structure and process for defining and developing effective approaches to embedding employability in HE.

HEA pedagogy for employability –  highlights the possibilities and constraints that operate in different national, institutional and departmental situations, having a direct impact on the way that teaching and learning takes place between practitioners and students. Case studies of learning and teaching that support the development of student employability are provided throughout the publication.