Employability & Enterprise: Additional reference
Higher Education Academy Employability / Enterprise web pages
The Higher Education Academy web pages on employability and enterprise contain many materials related to employability and are an excellent source of further information on the topic.
Student Employability Profile for English
The Employability Profile takes the skills listed in the Benchmark Statement and maps them to those typically sought by employers so that students are better equipped to demonstrate their skills and career plans.
National Council for Entrepreneurship in Education
The Council is not only focused on graduates starting businesses, but understanding, developing and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship within Higher Education through research, education and facilitation. NCEE aims to become the national focal point for graduate entrepreneurship and will collaborate with bodies across the UK.
This site aims to get graduates thinking about their future earlier and with more enthusiasm, especially if they are studying a ‘non-vocational’ degree programme. Designed and illustrated by up-coming visual and graphic artists the transitiontradition magazine features intelligent editorial content – from articles about personal experiences of transition to interviews and opinion pieces from academics, authors and artists. The directory provides access to a plethora of resources in particular information about roles and opportunities in the cultural industries which are under-represented elsewhere.
Books & Reports
- Brennan. J and Williams R. (2003): The English Degree and Graduate Careers (pdf download) Egham: English Subject Centre
- Croucher, K., Canning, J. and Gawthrope, J. (2007) Here be Dragons: enterprising graduates in the humanities. Southampton: Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.
Text in the City: the value of literary analysis to City Financial institutions
Ceri Sullivan and Eben Muse research the potentially lucrative intersection of literature and finance, and suggest that English students may not feel out of place in City institutions.
Engaging with the Present, Believing in the Future: why our student’s career planning should matter to us.
The Centre for Creative Writing Research at the University of Wales, Bangor was launched in 1999. The Centre engages in research and practice-led research in the field, and is engaged with all forms and styles of Creative Writing. It is currently chaired by Professor Graeme Harper.
English: The long view from A-level to graduation
From sixth form to the world of work, a new study conducted at the University of Central Lancashire probes the decision-making process and benefits of doing a degree in English.