Enhancing employability through higher education

How can universities help students to stand out in a post-Covid labour market?

How universities can enhance student employability

Universities are coming under increased pressure to equip graduates with the skills needed to succeed in fast-changing workplaces. Boosting employability has always been a major motivator for students entering higher education, but now, with student debt rising in tandem with the cost of completing a degree and a labour market rocked by the pandemic, the need to be assured a good job on graduation is a higher priority. This spotlight offers insight on how institutions can develop programmes that foster employability through teaching and practical real-world experience.

Creating opportunities to enhance student employability online

Working online presents opportunities for students to develop their employability in the digital space. Ruth Donnelly lists how remote programmes can prepare them for the changing workplace

Ruth Donnelly

The University of Edinburgh