Almost a new academic year, and a period of frantic planning here in the cowshed. On the slate this autumn – said with relief rather than smugness – there are auditors, financiers, media business types, politicians and unemployed graduates. All wanting psychological services of one description or another. But it is the unemployed graduates that are most pressing.
At the university, we are setting up a programme on Employability. As usual, this is a collaborative process and begs more questions than it answers. First one being : are there general Employability skills regardless of sector targeted? And could a wannabe lap dancer share learning needs with an astrophysicist? ( a degree being no guarantee that you do not want to be rude*).
We make an assumption Continue reading