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Aberystwyth's 'Pitch for Pudsey' earns Radio 2 coverage

Staff at Aberystwyth University Careers Service have been helping students to explore possible career paths, and the employability skills needed to develop a career, by asking them to choose a future job for Pudsey bear in addition to the voluntary work he already undertakes as part of the Children In Need campaign.

Carolyn Parry, Deputy Director at the Careers Serice, phoned Radio 2 on Friday 18 November as part of the Children in Need request show. She told Jeremy Vine:

'We have been asking students to think about the skills, abilities and qualities people need to go and do certain jobs. The point is to get them to understand this so they can work towards achieving their potential by knowing what they need to do and selling themselves well. We need to get them to engage with us as a careers service so that they get the help and support they need'.

As well as raising money for charity, the initiative has raised the service's profile with students and also within and beyond the university. Further details and photographs of the event are available on the Aberystwyth University Careers Service Facebook page.

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Created on: 22 November 2011

Last updated: 22 November 2011

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