Report lays out plan for future of employer collaboration in HE

The report seeks to address the impact of automated technology on the future workplace, as well as how the higher education system can prepare for 2030 and beyond

A new report envisions the future of employer collaboration across the UK higher education system, also suggesting means by which the sector can prepare for 2030 and beyond.

Developed through the employer collaboration action group, including more than 30 university and employer leaders, the research highlights the importance of the partnership between higher education and industry, who must seamlessly work together to meet the employment needs of individuals, as well as the talent needs of recruiters.

Tackling four specific areas of employer-university collaboration that can be rapidly scaled, the Employer-university collaboration: From 2020’s quick fixes to future transformation report explores: course co-creation and co-delivery; experiential learning, career navigation and application support; and education as a work benefit. Organisations working towards technology-enabled, mass employer university collaboration (EUC) will be supported by case studies, advice and a checklist for universities resulting from the report.

Sue Attewell, head of edtech at Jisc, commented: “We’re thrilled to highlight some leading examples of innovation happening in the sector, and hope that universities, startups and policymakers will find this report interesting and helpful as the sector heads towards more impactful and technology-enabled employer-university collaboration.”

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