Employability focus at first learning and teaching conference for Arts and Humanities

  • Date: 24-05-2012

Changes in UK higher education are raising student expectations and placing Arts & Humanities subjects under particular scrutiny. With pressure on teaching budgets and student fees due to rise in England, the HE community as a whole is concerned about value for money, and employability is a key focus.

At “Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity”, the HEA’s first annual conference for learning and teaching in the Arts & Humanities, several sessions will be devoted to employability, and a keynote speech by Professor Giovanni Shiuma will focus on the related theme of the power of culture in business.

Sessions include:

Developing talent for the international arena

Professor Jo Andrews & Rachel Tomlinson, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), Birmingham City University

Improving employability and the student experience: the University of Birmingham‟s engagement with the West Midlands creative and cultural sectors

Chris Packham and Andy Newnham, University of Birmingham

Books on the beach: integrating employability in the English curriculum

Dr Rachel Carroll, Teesside University

Expertise and employability: philosophical insights

Professor Mark Addis, Birmingham City University

“No jobs for artists”? Developing graduate attributes and employability in Fine Art

Dr Cheri Logan, University of Cumbria

The HEA Arts and Humanities Summit, which took place in March, called for the pulling together of the powerful evidence of Arts & Humanities’ value to society. With 75% of graduate jobs non-discipline specific, Arts and Humanities degrees not only promote transferable skills of employability, but also instill wider benefits for individuals and the community as a whole.

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Book your place at the HEA Arts and Humanities conference here.

Read the report from the HEA Arts & Humanities Summit here.

Paul Champion

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