Wakeham Review of STEM

Professor Sir William Wakeham (VC of Southampton University) supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is leading a review on (STEM) degree provision and graduate employability, which will report to the Government by the end of 2015.

The review is focusing on assessing the adequacy of current higher STEM courses in developing participants for employment in the labour market. Part of the review will seek to develop a better understanding of the skills requirements of employers, and then will assess how STEM graduates’ skills and knowledge relate to and interact with labour market demand, and how existing accreditation systems support and enable this.

As part of the evidence gathering for the review they are inviting industry, professional bodies and higher education institutions to complete a short survey giving their views. If you would like to take part, please complete the survey by 24th July 2015 (deadline extended from 17th July). A guidance document on the surveycan be downloaded below.

 More detail can be found in the message from Sir William Wakeham below and on the HEFCE website.