Sometimes you wonder about our education system and the people who lead it
I wrote a little while ago about Sir David Bells commentsabout the need to not get drawn into focusing on “employability” issues and expressed my dismay at such comments. I understand there has been a bit of a backlash from Careers Advisers and Academic Staff in the HE sector to his remarks.
Out of curiosity I went and had a look at the University of Reading website and came across a strategy consultation document issued by the said Sir David Bell and I have published an extract below.
Now I don’t know whether it is me, but I am damned if I can find any reference to “employability strategy” “preparation and equipping of student for the transition to work” or “developing appropriate work related skills” although there is a very bland “one liner referring to “improving employment prospects of students”.
The focus of the document seems to be more…
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