The project was undertaken by Bianca Kubler and Peter Forbes, of Employability Works.
This material has drawn significantly on the QAA subject benchmark statements for honours degree subjects. We would like to express our appreciation for permission by QAA to use these materials.
We have also received support from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) and Graduate Prospects for which we are grateful. The first phase of this project was partially financed by the Enhancing Student Employability Coordination Team of the Higher Education Academy (ESECT). We also thank Claire Rees, University of York, for her academic contributions to the profiles material.
We are grateful to the Employer Recruitment professionals and other sector bodies who provided valuable input and comprised AIESEC, BAE Systems, The Engineering Technology Board, e-skills UK, ExxonMobil, HSBC, LogicaCMG, Network Rail and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). We are also most grateful to the following who have given us their views: Phil Andrews, Getenergy, Emma Beadle, Unilever UK, Janet Berkman, EEF, Nicky Bishop, Royal Bank of Scotland, Dick Coldwell, HEFCE, Carl Gilleard, AGR, Walter Greaves, HEFCE, Richard Hamer, BAE Systems, Colin Horwath, KPMG, Matthew Jaffa, Federation of Small Businesses, Anil Kumar, Engineering Technology Board, Kristy MacCulloch, ICI, Norman Mackel, Federation of Small Businesses. Our special thanks also to Carl Gilleard, AGR and Margaret Dane, AGCAS for providing us with the platform to launch the initial phase of the profiles to a selected audience in London and Manchester.
The steering group for this work comprised Val Butcher, The Higher Education Academy, The Council for Industry and Higher Education, and Patsy Kemp, The Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Subject Centre and project coordinator for the Subject Network.
An advisory group gave valuable input and, in addition to the steering group, comprised Gary Argent, LogicaCMG, Claire Basinger, Graduate Prospects, Chris Jackson, AGCAS, Dr. David Gale, QAA, Kate Lester, National Union of Students and Linsey Perry, Network Rail.
We also drew on the work of:
The Higher Education Academy Subject Network comprises 24 Subject Centres and each is engaged in activities to support the teaching and learning practices of their discipline communities. These activities include fostering the development of student employability and the involvement and support of staff from the Subject Centres is much appreciated. The Subject Centres comprise the following and further information on their activities including employer links may be accessed via the Higher Education Academy website www.heacademy.ac.uk.
Further useful links are: