Employability in Practice

"Our University is committed to enhancing opportunities so that, irrespective of background or subject area, our students and graduates have the chance to realise their full potential and make a real difference, helping to transform lives and the communities they serve." (ARU Employability Strategy 2018-2023)

The strategy is informed by a holistic student development approach based on the Graduate Capital Model2 which exemplifies the broader personal capitals required to achieve good employability outcomes.

Working with each faculty's Academic Lead for Employability, we offer a range of resources and events to support colleagues to explore key themes for integrating employability into their teaching practice.

View resources below, book onto forthcoming CPD Opportunities ('Employability in Practice'), and find more resources on Canvas (password protected).

Plus, this month's TeachMeet is on the theme of 'Employability in Practice' - Book now.

Employability in Practice webinars 


  • Transitions and connections: fostering a sense of belonging
  • with Andrew Middleton, Deputy Head, Anglia Learning & Teaching, and Academic Leads for Employability
    (Tuesday 17 December 2019)
    Ten tips for developing a course-wide employability culture.

  • How important is it to talk about employability from day one?
  • with Liam Kite, Academic Lead for Employability
    (Tuesday 15 October 2019)
    Why do we need to engage students from Day 1 and how do we, as academics, achieve this? An opportunity to share some thoughts, questions, and approaches.
  • Why Graduate Capitals?
  • with Andrew Middleton, Deputy Head, Anglia Learning & Teaching
    (Tuesday 17 September 2019)
    At ARU we take an integrated approach to developing our students’ employability through the active curriculum. We will explore with you what this means in practice.
  • The Anglia Ruskin Graduate Capitals explained
  • with Andrew Middleton, Deputy Head, Anglia Learning & Teaching
    (Tuesday 17 September 2019)