Redefining the employability agenda in the age of COVID-19

I have recently published a blog on the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) website. In it I argue that universities need to address the employability and employment implications of coronavirus seriously. This is what I had to say…

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on all sectors, with higher education feeling its share of the pain. At the start of March, no one imagined that university education would be so radically transformed. But, by the 19 March all teaching had moved online. Unsurprisingly, commentary about the crisis from the sector has focused on the problems with managing admissions, ensuring some kind of viable student experience and reworking examination processes. This is important, but so far there has been insufficient discussion of the employment timebomb that is ticking for this year’s (and maybe next year’s) graduates.

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