26 November 2019 | EQAF Paper

A methodology for perpetually enhancing student employability through the quality assurance processes and based on stakeholder engagement

Melpo Iacovidou (University of Nicosia), Philippos Pouyioutas (University of Nicosia), Andri Vrioni (University of Nicosia)

The growing importance for entrepreneurial, student-centred, engaged universities that empower graduates with knowledge, 21st century competencies and skills but also with personal attributes which will prepare them for their future career and role as active citizens has led to an increasing pressure for HEIs to place a greater emphasis on graduate employability.

To ensure student employability and through that drive societal change, universities need to identify and implement ways to respond to the ever-changing needs and expectations of students and the labor market and thus society in general.

This paper presents a methodology for enhancing student employability through engaging the IQA processes in a way that perpetual feedback and evaluation from students, the labor market and the academics is used to inform the academic curriculum and Learning Environment. The methodology has been used by our university, and it is proposed in the content of sharing best practices.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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