Developing an Institutional Employability Strategy – Supporting Diverse Student Cohorts

dc.contributor.author McCormick, Mick
dc.contributor.author Daniels, Leanne
dc.coverage.spatial Pan-Commonwealth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-28T14:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-28T14:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.description.abstract Promoting social justice, empowering people to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential are pillars of The Open University’s (the OU) mission. It’s the shared responsibility of all at the OU to contribute to these aims and we do this not only by providing life-changing learning, but also by embedding personal development planning, self-reflection, employability and the employer voice throughout the student journey. // Following an institutional review of employability at the OU, a strategic programme – Enhanced Employability and Career Progression (EECP) – was established to review and refresh the OU’s approach to employability. // This paper will describe EECP’s innovative approach to supporting students’ understanding, development and articulation of employability – engaging stakeholders across the University; developing innovative working practices and supporting academic teams to understand employability in relation to their subject area. // In developing a supportive employability narrative across the institution, we have also addressed the diverse nature of OU students – many are already in employment, have a wealth of personal, study and work /experiences, and are looking for study to either enhance their performance in their current roles or to be promoted into new roles in their employing organisations. Additionally, a significant number study for personal reasons and have no associated career intentions. Particularly challenging has been finding innovative ways of engaging with all students, regardless of study motivation and supporting them to ‘bring the outside, in’ as they develop their employability narrative.// Paper ID 129 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3230
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Lifelong Learning en_US
dc.subject Employable Skills en_US
dc.subject Student Support Services en_US
dc.title Developing an Institutional Employability Strategy – Supporting Diverse Student Cohorts en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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