Overview for staff

How is employability being addressed at University of Stirling?

Stirling’s Employability Strategy sets out a clear vision and plan to develop employability. The key components of developing employability within a higher education setting are outlined in the strategy and throughout this website. 

Read our Employability Matters blog to stay in touch with what is happening within the employability agenda. 

Why is employability important to University of Stirling?

University of Stirling has a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in learning and teaching and the student experience. Knight and Yorke concluded that "good teaching – and we take design as well as teachingshould be understood to include engagement with the creation of learning environments that stimulate students to develop well founded, evidence based claims to employability.” The curriculum and the co-curriculum at Stirling aims to produce employable, confident, intellectually curious, active citizens who will encounter a transformational experience whilst at University. The University of Stirling want it's graduates to leave equipped with lifelong employability and career management skills and an aspirational mind-set.

What support and resources are available to staff?

These pages provide resources on: developing employability in your Faculty; components of employability (including graduate attributes in the curriculum; career management skills; employer engagement and work based learning; reflective practice and Personal Development Planning;  the student experience; marketing your approach to employability); and social media, including our Employability blog which provides updates and commentary on research and new developments in this area. 

Support from the Careers and Employability Service

Pam Crawford and Lesley Grayburn (Joint Heads of Careers and Employability Services) are available to support your Faculty with the planning, development and evaluation of employability practice. They can attend appropriate Faculty meetings to present on employability development, facilitate group discussion and support planning on employability in all its facets and work with individual staff to support the development of resources and activities.


Pam Crawford

Lesley Grayburn

01786 467071

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