Every Student counts: promoting numeracy and enhancing employability.

Tariq, Vicki, Durrani, Naureen, Lloyds-Jones, Roger, Nicholls, David, Timmins, Geoffrey and Worthington, Claire (2010) Every Student counts: promoting numeracy and enhancing employability. Project Report. University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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Abstract

Over recent years, universities have prioritised the need to enhance the employability of their graduates. Initiatives aimed at achieving this have become embedded within institutions’ learning and teaching strategies and supporting policy documents. While the list of skills that employers desire of their graduate recruits is extensive, many employers highlight the importance of numeracy skills. For example, 500 members of the Institute of Directors (IoD) ranked ‘numeracy skills’ as the sixth most important out of a list of twenty-eight employability skills, and 98% of respondents considered them to be ‘very’ or ‘quite’ important. Similarly, following a survey of 233 employers, the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) reported that ‘numeracy’ was ranked ninth, with 68% of employers considering numeracy to be important.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0165 Higher education and the state
Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39258
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