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Employability: how do we know, and how do we measure, the difference we make?

  • Dates:
    03 May 2018 09:00 -
    03 May 2018 16:00
  • Location: Open University in Scotland
  • Address: 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh
  • Contact: Heather Gibson
  • Email:

This workshop is part of the Evidence for Enhancement Collaborative cluster project. The project is being led by the Open University in Scotland. Find out more about the Collaborative cluster workshops.

About this workshop

We will explore the potential for collaboration around the use of metrics and data to enhance employability support for students. In particular we would like to explore the following issues in more depth:

  • What data HEIs gather to support and enhance employability, how the data is used and the fitness for purpose of that data, including how ready we are for Graduate Outcomes, and how we use Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) and Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO)
  • Evaluating the impact of our employability services and provision; how do we know we are making a difference to the student experience?

This workshop will allow attendees to explore and identify opportunities to collaborate within these broad topic areas.  In short we will ask the questions: why, what, how, where and when should we collaborate? 

Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their institutional priorities and needs around the topics above before each workshop. We will aim to produce reports from the workshops that will outline potential project work that, if appropriate, we will be able to refine to become a final project proposals for submission to QAA Scotland. 


Places for each workshop are limited to 20.  For more information for either workshop please contact Heather Gibson, Learning Enhancement Manager, Open University in Scotland –