Graduate outcomes have become an important indicator of university educational performance for governments, institutions, and students alike. But in the light of a changing world of work and the increasing influence of the Anthropocene on our lives, are we measuring the right outcomes?

Are our strategies for fostering students’ employability heading them –and us– in the right direction?

What should educational institutions be doing to prepare learners for meaningful and productive lives and careers?

In this presentation, Professor Ruth Bridgstock will share highlights from her latest book, ‘Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability’ (Edward Elgar), and her recently completed research project ‘100 Jobs of the Future’. She will offer affirming insights into some of our existing practices, such as educational partnerships with students and industry/community, interdisciplinary teaching and work integrated learning. She will challenge other practices, and invites robust discussion from colleagues with a view towards creation of thoughtful and future-capable learning experiences in higher education.

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QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
E Block, Level 1
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059