Communicating consistent messages to prospective and current students Communicating consistent messages to prospective and current students

Demonstrating that employability is being taken seriously at School, Faculty and Institutional levels requires communicating consistent messages to prospective and current students. School and Faculty staff may like to reflect on some of the questions below in relation to course literature and web content for students.

Prospective students

  • Does course admissions literature accurately reflect the career paths taken by graduates?
  • Is any mention made of employability development and student responsibility in achieving this?
  • Are the unique selling points of specific courses being adequately advertised to students?
  • Are prospective students made aware of what they will be gaining from particular programmes and course units beyond broad study skills?

Current students

  • Is employability mentioned in student handbooks?
  • How early in their courses are students exposed to alternative learning practices such as peer-assessment or problem-based learning?
  • Are current students made aware of what they will be gaining from particular programmes and course units beyond broad study skills?