Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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The British Library has contributed to a new report published by the British Academy that articulates the importance of graduate skills in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The report will set the agenda for the Academy’s programme of work on skills to 2020.

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The Right Skills: Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), examines how these skills are taught, learnt and demonstrated by graduates. Drawing together existing evidence and new research on the value of these skills to society and the economy, the report sets out how AHSS skills are essential to careers across many sectors of employment, providing essential competencies for increasingly interdisciplinary, globally-connected research and working environments.

The British Library contributed in two ways to the report: Dr Allan Sudlow, Head of Research Development at the British Library, is a member of the British Academy’s Skills Advisory Group, which helped shape the report. British Library curator Pardaad Chamsaz features in a case study demonstrating the value of AHSS research skills to heritage and cultural organisations.

The report is available for download on the British Academy website.