Creating a pathway to employability in a Business School: developing professional practice through collaboration

Katherine Leopold, Dawn Reilly


Within Business Education, our students study technical skills and gain commercial knowledge which will equip them for their future careers.  In addition, our students need to develop the ‘soft skills’ which employers are looking for when they recruit graduates.  To create a pathway to employability, we have used a collaboration between a module leader and a Business School employability consultant to support second year students.  We set out how we have included the consultant in planning and delivering specific topics within the module, and in giving formative feedback to students. In this way we have embedded employability skills in the curriculum and built a relational pathway to the Business School’s careers support for students.


Business Education; collaboration; employability; formative assessment; teamwork;

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