Event Summary

Employability is a growing priority in higher education, and increasingly a factor that influences students in choosing their course or university. Student outcomes, including employment and opportunities for graduates, are now an important component of the TEF.

Join Westminster Insight’s timely Graduate Employability Conference to learn how you can enhance employability through inclusivity, collaboration and engagement. Drawing together a varied line up of speakers and experts from across HE, business, government and more, we will share observations and examples of good practice, findings from recent research, updated frameworks, practical guidance and more.

We will hear from Advance HE on their newly released Embedding Employability in Higher Education Framework, spotlighting the key principles underpinning employability.

We’ll explore how you can effectively integrate employability into the university curriculum. How do you ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their careers? What makes graduates employable? We will hear from employers and address current recruitment trends.  Gain insight on how to collaborate with business and unlock the potential of work experience and internships. Gain key perspectives on how to unleash the potential of small businesses as graduate employers, and the opportunity of entrepreneurship.

Learn more about how your organisation can measure graduate outcomes, harness the use of data to understand trends and improve outcomes. We will address the employability gap for certain groups of students, including neurodiverse, physically disabled, female and minority ethnic students.

Whether you work for a university, with a focus on enhancing employability, or an employer eager to engage with emerging talent, join us to explore how to empower graduates to reach their full potential and shape a brighter future for the next generation.

Key Points

  • The Advance HE Framework for Embedding Employability
  • Integrating employability into the university curriculum
  • Teaching employability skills
  • Maximising student engagement with graduate career services
  • Understanding employer expectations and the recruitment landscape
  • Measuring graduate outcomes
  • Collaboration between universities, industry and SMEs to provide work experience, entrepreneurship skills and graduate opportunities
  • The role of mentorship
  • Reducing the employability gaps for disadvantaged students
  • Technology-based interventions and AI

Venue Details and Access

In-person – This conference will take place in Central London. The venue will be announced shortly. Attend in person or online to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.

Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.