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Making a success of the HEAR, Leicester

  1. Wed 27 Feb 13

    A one-day event, and the fourth in a series jointly convened by AGCAS and the CRA, to:

    • Review the implementation of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) in UK HE.
    • Consider how the HEAR, and the processes that underpin it, can contribute to the development of student employability.
    • Receive an up-to-date account of employer engagement with the HEAR led by AGR.
    • Have the opportunity to consider how careers services may take a leading role in this development.

    The HEAR, now endorsed for implementation across the HE sector, emphasises the document as an aid for students. Used developmentally, it has the potential to support students in making the most of their time in HE, in on-programme applications (eg for internships and summer placements) and in the making of more effective and targeted applications for employment or postgraduate study after graduation. It will also enable aspects of lifewide learning to be formally recognised. While we know from recent research that educational and socio-economic advantages brought into HE are amplified by the use of the extra-curricular resources, having been an office-holder in an extra-curricular activity is associated with 'positive labour market integration' - and this holds independently of all other key demographic and educational variables.

    Early implementation of the HEAR emphasised that this cannot be a task for Registry alone; it needs to be integrated into institutional systems and processes, which may (depending on the institution) include personal or academic tutoring provision, opportunities within the curriculum or through extra-curricular activities to develop self-awareness, wider capabilities or reflective practice, careers interventions and the development of e-portfolios. This requires strong and sustained working relationships between the Registry, IT services, staff working within Teaching and Learning and Careers and Employability contexts, and Students' Unions.

    A detailed programme and booking form can be found at the bottom of this page.

    The venue is Stamford Court on the Oadby Campus of the University of Leicester.  Oadby Campus is a short drive from the city centre (there are taxis available at Leicester rail station).

    Date(s) & Timing 27 Feb 2013 10:00 15:45
    Full Member price £75.00
    Affiliate Member price £75.00
    Conference Member price £75.00
    Non-member price £125.00
    Venue Stamford Court, Oadby Campus, University of Leicester
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