Published: 26 May 2023 at 13:00
Student employability at ARU Peterborough features in international textbook
ARU Peterborough’s distinctive focus on student employability and higher skills is being highlighted in a new international textbook as a potential blueprint for other universities to follow.
The book, How to Enable the Employability of University Graduates, is aimed at policymakers as well as those working in higher education, and is edited by experts from the UK and Australia.
Professor Ross Renton and Fiona McGonigle of ARU Peterborough have written the chapter “Creating a new university to meet the employability challenge”.
The book includes insights from students, universities and employers, and the chapter on ARU Peterborough describes how the city’s university was opened last year to meet the needs of an area with below average rates of progression into higher education.
The chapter explains how over 170 regional employers have helped to shape the curricula at ARU Peterborough, ensuring that the courses being offered will provide a pipeline of graduates with the skills needed to help grow the local economy.
Professor Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, said:
Fiona McGonigle, Business Engagement and Innovation Manager at ARU Peterborough, said:
Daisy Hooper FRSA, of the Chartered Management Institute, described it as: “A thoughtful and challenging compendium of insights into employability – a really important agenda for individuals, employers and policymakers alike. This book highlights research that we can all learn from and build on in pursuit of securing positive graduate outcomes for all.”
ARU Peterborough is a partnership between Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough City Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.