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First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report

Based on a pilot survey undertaken in a UK university in November 2015, the ‘First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report’ was produced by the AGCAS Research group in early 2016. The report includes students' prior experience of careers support, current views on careers and employability, future intentions of accessing career related activities and opportunities, and their confidence level in practical aspects of employability. The intention is that this research could be used by careers services to monitor if and how first year students’ career related attitudes and engagement changes and develops throughout their time at university.

The purpose of this research project is to gain a better understanding of newly enrolled undergraduates’ career readiness, along with their existing experience and expectations of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).  Dr Bob Gilworth believes that the research could be used to generate a deeper understanding of the starting point of incoming students to CEIAG. He also believes the study would be useful in cases with and without Careers Registration procedures in place.

The AGCAS Research Group would welcome more services to participate in the next pilot survey in the academic year 2016/17. For more details please contact Tom Staunton.

The full report can be found here.  

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