AGCAS Awards 2015: Winners
The following awards were presented at the AGCAS Annual Conference 2015, at The University of Warwick.
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Winner: University of Essex
Frontrunners is a groundbreaking work placement scheme statistically proven to improve student employability. The scheme offers up to 300 graduate-level paid placements annually. It shapes students into aspiring professionals, equips them with skills and leverages the university's in-house resources to offer students with little work experience the step-up they need.
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Winner: Nottingham Trent University
The Hive, NTU's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, is an acknowledged exemplar in HEI entrepreneurial activity. It has a record of success supporting sustainable, successful student and graduate start-ups and leading on embedding a culture of enterprise across the university, engaging more than 2,000 students per annum through curricula and extracurricular enterprise activities.
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Winner: The Careers Group, University of London
As the world's first 'careers' MOOC, The Careers Group, University of London's Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills course attracted 156,000 participants from over 200 countries. It's an excellent example of how technology can be used to deliver careers development services to students and graduates both within and beyond institutions.
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Winner: The University of Sheffield
The Career Diagnostics online questionnaire identifies finalists' career intentions and level of confidence in career management skills. Information generated enables the careers service and department to work in partnership to enhance student employability by providing resources, planning an appropriate programme of career workshops and personalising/prioritising individual interaction and support for students.
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Winner: The University of Edinburgh
The Creative and Cultural Careers Festival (CCCF) was designed with the vision to connect students with industry-leading 'creatives' and inform them about opportunities in the creative and cultural sector, painting an honest picture of the challenges and rewards and inspiring them with success stories through multiple, vibrant events.
Winner: University of Kent
The University of Kent Careers and Employability Service delivers a highly successful Employability Week of events involving all key stakeholders in engaging students with career planning and employability. Over 5,700 students participate in 110 events and declare they have developed skills and knowledge to support their career ambitions.
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Winner: The University of Manchester
A successful partnership and a single-team approach between the University of Manchester's Careers Service and the Division of Development and Alumni Relations is significantly enhancing student employability (especially of widening participation students) and graduate destinations through a range of initiatives delivered both in the UK and internationally.
Winner: Phillip Williams (University of Leicester)
Phill has quickly become an integral part of the CDS at Leicester, conducting over 1,500 student-facing appointments whilst performing a key role in the operational and strategic delivery of the CDS vision and strategy, resulting in a promotion to careers consultant within 12 months.