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AGCAS celebrates Awards for Excellence winners

The results of the 2011 AGCAS Awards for Excellence have been announced. Winners were presented with their awards at an official ceremony and dinner, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre as part of the AGCAS Biennial Conference at The University of Nottingham, earlier this month.

The number of nominations received for each category is evidence of the high-quality, innovative and collaborative work taking place at AGCAS member services across the country.

And the winner is ...

AGCAS Employer Award for Careers Service Partnership (sponsored by The University of Warwick): Enterprise Rent-A-Car, for a successful and ongoing partnership with Edge Hill University.

AGCAS Employer Award for Work-related Learning: Asidua, for its successful placement scheme for University of Ulster students.

AGCAS Employability Award (sponsored by Gradcore): Northumbria University, for Positive Futures, a new style programme of workshops coaching and events to lift spirits and inspire graduates to approach their job seeking with confidence in their employability.

AGCAS Entrepreneurship Award (sponsored by Skills Hive): Aston, Birmingham and Birmingham City universities for their collaborative programme, BSEEN, which supports graduates interested in setting up their own business.

AGCAS Innovation Award (sponsored by Barclays Capital): Northumbria University, for its animation to promote careers and employment services.

AGCAS International Award (sponsored by ACCA): The University of Central Lancashire, for their UK-China Cultural and Business Programme.

AGCAS Marketing Award: The University of Leeds, for Engaging the Unengaged, which raises profile and usage yet uses less staff time than before.

AGCAS Research Award: The University of Leicester for the Careers Service and Department of Engineering’s joint research into the relationship between engineering students undertaking a placement and improved academic performance.

AGCAS Staff Development Award: The University of Leeds, for its  programme to train support staff to provide initial information and advice.

AGCAS Technology Award (sponsored by JobSavviGrad): The University of Huddersfield, for its GEMS software to disseminate DLHE information.

AGCAS Website Award: The University of Portsmouth, for its Purple Door website, which offers improved career and employability support.

AGCAS Awards for Excellence Overall Winner: The University of Huddersfield, for its GEMS software.

AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize: Angela Vesey, Nottingham Trent University, for her work on the AGCAS MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE).

• AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award: Marcus Andrews, Birmingham City University

AGCAS Lifetime Achievement Awards: Wilma Martinelli, Martin Pennington and Margaret Dane

Find out more about the 2011 winners


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