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Focus On: Graduate Skills - Sharing practice

Date: June 5 - 2019
Location: Glasgow
Venue: The Studio

QAA Scotland's Focus On projects help Scotland’s higher education institutions address recommendations and commendations from Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR). Focus On ties these outcomes to developmental activities, resources and events that the whole sector can get involved in. 

With debate on apprenticeships and skills high on the agenda in higher education, Focus On: Graduate Skills is relevant and timely. This project builds on our previous work, including the Graduates for the 21st Century Enhancement Theme.

We identified topics relating to graduate skills in Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) Outcome Reports and in our Thematic Report on Employability and Graduate Attributes. We then consulted Scottish higher education institutions and students’ associations to identify priority areas. As a result, the project will consider:

Readiness for Employment: how can we most effectively embed skills inside and outside the curriculum, including digital skills, for graduates from all disciplines?

Equality and Diversity: how can we support students from all backgrounds and characteristics to develop skills that will help them to secure and sustain success in the workplace?

Global Perspective: how do we ensure that all Scottish graduates are enabled to live and work in a global society, and that the Scottish sector is informed by global developments?

This event will celebrate good practice and share current approaches to skills development through a variety of presentation and workshop sessions from institutions across Scotland. The event will also feature a keynote presentation from Professor Simon Barrie and presentations sharing the outcomes of two commissioned research projects on student, graduate, and employer views on graduate skills.


Further information about this event, including how to register, is available on our booking site.