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AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2015, Warwick

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    Thu 03 Sep 15

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    Internationalisation day
    Keynote - A mortar board, a scroll and a globe - Shelagh Green, AGCAS Vice President and Director of Careers Service, The University of Edinburgh
    World cafe: Networking and sharing of resources - AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group
           World cafe notes

    Keynote speakers
    'Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise... Part 2' - Eluned Jones, AGCAS President and Director of Student Employability, University of Birmingham
    The Psychology of Change - Professor Damian Hughes, LiquidThinker
    How the MBTI can help build change capability - Gil Parsons, Lead Consultant, OPP
    You're resilient... you just don't know it yet! - Matt Smeed, Business Psychologist, Robertson Cooper
    From surviving change to thriving: Strategies for yourself and those you support - John Lees, Career Strategist, Speaker, Broadcaster and Author

    Workshops session A
    A1 - Career guidance versus employability and mass engagement: Is there a place for IAG in the evolving and modern careers service? - Phillip Williams, Nilesh Kavia and Aisha Varachia, University of Leicester
    A5 - The employability X factor: Mindset versus skills - Rebecca Vaughan and Gareth Hill, Swansea University Careers and Employability Service
           A5 - notes
    A7 - We're not going to hold your hand: Does a tough-love approach empower students when delivering support through change? - Lizzie Mortimer and Shelagh Green, The University of Edinburgh Careers Service

    Workshops session B
    B2 - To faculty and beyond! Two years in the life of an expanded careers service - Paul Charman and Rachel Curley, The University of Nottingham Careers and Employability Service
    B3 - Using data effectively to plan and evaluate careers work in HE - Barrie Grey and John Balfour, University of Leeds
           B3 - Task instructions
           B3 - Evaluation cards
           B3 - LMI cards
           B3 - Student data cards
    B4 - Embedding employability: A 360 degree perspective - Sue Taylor, Edge Hill University, and Brian Taylor, University of Chester

    Workshops session C
    C1 - Future-proof your career service: A strategy for changing technologies - Marcus Belben, University of Birmingham
           C1 - Future-proof your career service: A strategy for changing technologies - video
    C2 - Peer-led careers support: Reaching the ritualists or reputational risk - Anne Delauzu, Royal Holloway Careers & Employability Service, part of The Careers Group, University of London
           C2 - Peer-led careers support: A SWOT analysis
    C4 - Practice makes perfect?: Implementing a whole university code of practice for placement learning - Dr Deborah Pownall and Terry Dray, Liverpool John Moores University
    C5 - Careers services and International students: Developing a strategic approach - Laura Trotter, Stephen Boyd and Su Maynard, University of Huddersfield
    C6 - Targeting careers service resources (and supporting WP students) - Tim Reed, University of Kent

    Workshops session D
    D3 - Developing an employability strategy that delivers measurable impact - Gary Argent, Graduate Transitions Ltd
           D3 - Handout
    D4 - All work and no pay: A debate on voluntary and unpaid work experience - Allison Dunbobbin and Sally Western, Loughborough University, and Marcus Andrews, Aston University

    Alternative Programme
    The graduate labour market: (Almost) everything you want to know (and a little more besides) - Dr Charlie Ball, Graduate Prospects
           The graduate labour market: (Almost) everything you want to know (and a little more besides) - The LMI quiz
    The changing face of employer engagement and the impact of non-cognitive skills on employability - Rebecca Fielding, Gradconsult
    The changing face of employer engagement and the impact of non-cognitive skills on employability - Charlie Reeves, Gradconsult

    Task Group Showcase
    AGCAS Medical Careers Advisers Network




    The second AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals

    BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED

    Our main conference is a two-day event aimed at all HE careers and employability professionals working in careers advice and guidance, careers information, employability, employer engagement, work experience and the graduate labour market.

    In addition, this year, we are introducing a special pre-conference, one-day event on internationalisation. 

    Conference theme

    Surviving and thriving through change.

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence

    The conference includes the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2015. Winners will be announced at the conference dinner on Wednesday 2nd September. View the 2015 shortlists.

    How to book

    Bookings are now closed.

    Programme

    A draft programme is available below.

    Sponsorship, exhibiting, advertising

    If you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising at this conference, or at other AGCAS events, please contact AGCAS Marketing Executive, Chisom Madukwe.

    Follow the conference on Twitter

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    If you have any queries about the conference, please contact Linda Byrne.



    Date(s) & Timing 02 Sep 2015 09:00 - 03 Sep 2015 (2 day event) 17:00
    Venue Scarman House, The University of Warwick
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