CBI and NUS launch ’employability skills’ guide

Students want universities to better explain employability skills and provide more support to develop these competencies, according to a Confederation of British Industry / National Union of Students survey.

The survey of 2,614 students shows that over half (57%) want universities to do more to help them understand employability skills, such as customer awareness, team working and self management. And two thirds (66%) would like more support in developing these skills. This comes as the majority of students (79%) say that they decided to go to university to improve their job opportunities.

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