Universities, employability and inclusive development

Thursday 12 February 2015 - 00:00 Sandton, Johannesburg

British Council research and advocacy project (2012-2015)


In 2012 the British Council commissioned a three year research project to examine how university learning, teaching and research in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK can educate employable graduates and contribute to inclusive development. 

The five focus countries were Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and the UK. This event will communicate the findings of the South African component of the research. 

Aims and objectives

This South African research dissemination event is aims to communicate the findings of the South African aspect of the study to date, and the emerging implications for education policy and approaches to university management, learning and teaching.


Speakers include:

  • Professor Melanie Walker, National Research Foundation Chair (Higher Education and Human Development) and Director for the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development (CRHED) at the University of the Free State.
  • Dr Tristan McCowan of the Institute of Education, University of London, who leads the global research team.
  • Colm McGivern, Country Director for South Africa, British Council
  • Dr Jo Beall, Director of Education and Society, British Council

Attendees from the higher education sector in South Africa will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide some valuable input into the research process going forward. 


Please note this event is invitation only. For any further information please contact:

Email: vera.adams@britishcouncil.org

Tel: +27 21 460 6668