AGCAS Phoenix, June 2019 - Academic Alignment

The June 2019 issue of Phoenix explores how higher education careers services are working collaboratively with academic colleagues, employers and students to embed employability in the curriculum and influence the strategic alignment of employability with academic learning.

Careers and employability services are now seen within many institutions, both large and small, as key strategic partners – whether as part of an institution-wide employability ecosystem or through more localised plans and activity in partnership with academic colleagues and other stakeholders.

Increasingly, AGCAS members are involved in the co-design and delivery of employability in the curriculum, contributing to the narrative for Access and Participation Plans and subject-level TEF, providing employability business partnering and expert careers education consultancy, developing training programmes for academics and contributing to university-wide employability governance structures. Many member services have seen the creation of new roles with specific responsibility for aligning employability with academic learning.

This edition of Phoenix captures one of the aims of AGCAS’s Academic Alignment strategic theme, supported by the Academic Alignment Working Party, to identify and share innovation and best practice in the integration of employability in partnership with academic colleagues.

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