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The National Placement & Internship Awards 2012

This year's National Placement & Internship Awards took place at City University, London on 18 January 2012. The awards were created by RateMyPlacement.co.uk to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of all stakeholders involved in undergraduate work placements and internships. Now in its third year, the event was supported for the first time by AGCAS.

AGCAS was represented at the event by Chris Jackson, AGCAS Communications and Marketing Manager, and Stephen McAuliffe, AGCAS Board Member for Communications and Marketing and Director of the Careers and Employability Service at The University of Nottingham, who was also on the judging panel.

Awards were presented in three categories: employers, students and universities. AGCAS members and member services were amongst the winners of the three university awards, which were presented as follows:

Best University Placement/Careers Service

Celebrating the tireless and invaluable contributions made by the university placement or careers service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: Brunel University
Highly Commended: University of Dundee
Also shortlisted: Lancaster University Management School, University
  of Huddersfield School of Computing & Engineering

Most Improved Commitment to Employability

Celebrating the improved efforts and services provided by a university/placement or careers service/department in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: The University of Birmingham, Careers & Employability Centre
Also shortlisted: University of Exeter, Newcastle University Careers
  Service, University of Southampton Career Destinations, University of
  Reading Student Employment Experience and Careers Centre

University Personality of the Year

Celebrating the tireless and invaluable contributions made by a particular individual in the university placement or careers office in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: Jim Wood - Newcastle University
Highly Commended: Graham Kaye-Taylor - Brunel University
Also shortlisted: Kath Foot - Cardiff University, Emily Timson - University of
  York, Kirstin Burke - Manchester Metropolitan University

For full details and photos of the event, see The National Placement & Internship Awards 2012 website.


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Created on: 25 January 2012

Last updated: 25 January 2012


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