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  • Differentiating graduates from modern workplace competitors through their differences: the value of transdisciplinary employability education for TNE students

    8 September 2023 by Laura Brammar and Victoria Wade

    Changes in the global market mean employers are increasingly aware of the need for staff who can blend their specialist knowledge and skillsets with experts from different fields, so as to achieve broader objectives. More than ever employers value, and expect, graduates who can demonstrate interdisciplinarity from day one, working…

  • Five Ideas for Careers Services (AKA Universities and Colleges)

    22 December 2022 by Lucy Haire

    This blog was kindly contributed by Lucy Haire, Director of Partnerships at HEPI. On the eve of the publication of the HEPI Policy Note with Handshake, How can you help me? Students’ perspectives on careers services and employment, a group of university careers service and mission group leaders, an Office for Students…

  • AI for HE: a student journey market map

    22 February 2022 by Mary Curnock Cook and Nic Newman

    Mary Curnock Cook, Network Chair, and Nic Newman, Partner, at edtech venture fund Emerge Education take a tour of AI tools currently available for universities, providing a ‘market map’ and emphasising the importance of data architecture to enable the adoption of AI solutions. The adoption of technology in higher education is changing…

  • The Importance of the Employee ‘Deal’

    18 February 2022 by Mark Sterling

    This blog was contributed by Professor Mark Sterling, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Staffing) and Beale Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. There has been much debate of late over academic careers and even the rewards associated with them. Whichever side of the debate you land on, we can probably all…

  • Predicting Careers 2032: an optimistic future for student and graduate recruitment

    8 February 2022 by Joanne Patterson

    This blog was contributed by Joanne Patterson, Head of Marketing & Communications, Education & Employer, EMEA at Handshake (@JoinHandshakeUK). Despite the backdrop of COVID-related uncertainty, there is reason to be optimistic about the future of student and graduate recruitment. A combination of technological advancement, reflection and the mass change in…