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Meeting the current challenges: the humanities and employability, entrepreneurship and employer engagement

Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ
23 October 2009 00:00

The question of student employability has rapidly risen up the agenda in the past few years at both departmental and institutional level. Whilst students of humanities disciplines develop the intellectual skills and attributes widely sought by employers (e.g. critical thinking, time management, constructing arguments, and intercultural and communication skills), teachers of humanities subjects in higher education can find it very challenging to help their students articulate these skills and attributes to themselves and to future employers.

Demonstrating that the study of the humanities creates economic, social and cultural value has particular poignancy in the present economic climate. Organised by five humanities subject centres and the Routes into Languages programme, Meeting the current challenges is a one day conference aimed at teachers of humanities in higher education seeking to enhance the employability of their students. The conference aims to share good practice across humanities subjects.


  • Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
  • English Subject Centre
  • Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies
  • Art Design Media Subject Centre
  • Routes into Languages
For more information and to register for this event:


Contact Name:
Sue Nash
Contact Email:

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