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This timely and insightful book tackles the highly topical subject of graduate underemployment with remarkable insight and clarity. The authors offer a ground-breaking model that can be easily implemented in institutions to make low-cost, high-gain improvements to students' employability. The range of topics covered includes: The challenge of employability The study and careers of English graduates The enhancement of practice Assessing employability The Skills Plus project. Based on a set of over 200 in-depth interviews with recent graduates, this book forms a unique account of the meanings of employability in the workplace. Anyone with a responsibility for curriculum development or policy making within higher education, who wants to advance learning and promote employability amongst their students, will find this book essential reading.
Peter Knight is Senior Lecturer in Educational Research at the Open University. Mantz Yorke is Director of the Centre for Higher Education Development at Liverpool John Moores University.