Alliance universities have a rich heritage of working with business and industry. Many were formed in the 19th Century to create a workforce equipped for the challenges of a changing and growing industrial economy. They continue to pioneer new approaches and forms of collaboration today, but unlike in the 19th Century, our universities and graduates are part of a global economy and workforce.
Going to university is about more than just a degree. It has the potential to be life changing. Alliance universities create an environment that is rich and diverse so that students can choose their own path. Students, therefore, leave with a unique set of experiences enabling them to access the career they want. Across Alliance universities there is a culture of developing graduate attributes to enable individuals to thrive in a global knowledge economy. ‘Employability’ isn’t simply an added extra, thought about by students as they near the end of their time at university – it runs throughout the university experience. This section looks at university-wide programmes and initiatives symptomatic of a university culture that values and nurtures student employability.