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  1. Tue 28 Mar

     

     

    Supporting the Employability Options of Chinese Students

    A free half-day workshop for careers and employability specialists who are AGCAS Full or Affliate members and provide careers support to Chinese students studying in the UK. 

     

  2. Wed 29 Mar

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    Thu 30 Mar

    Employability Advice, Warwick

    This course is now FULL

    This two day residential course is suitable for anyone involved in one-to-one advice work with clients, which relates to key areas of employability eg: job search, initial diagnostic work, work experience/placement advice, starting the career planning process and similar advice topics.

  3. Thu 06 Apr

     

     

    Introduction to Advice, York

    A one-day course designed for the non-guidance professional and aimed at improving the effectiveness of short interactions with clients, involving advice rather than guidance.

  4. Mon 10 Apr

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    Wed 12 Apr

    Group Work, Warwick

    This three-day residential course is intended for careers staff working or planning to work with students and other clients in groups and who wish to develop new approaches to planning and delivery.

  5. Fri 28 Apr

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    Sat 29 Apr

    Career Development Theories Workshop (2 days), Warwick

    This two-day course is compulsory for registrants studying the Career Development Theories module of the joint AGCAS and The University of Warwick MA, PG Diploma, PG Certificate in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) or related PG Award. It is only available to current AGCAS and Warwick students enrolled on these programmes.

  6. Tue 02 May

     

     

    Making Employability Visible, Nottingham

    Save the date

    Making Employability Visible: Exploring different approaches taken by universities and industries to communicate employability with the creative sectors

  7. Tue 02 May

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    Thu 04 May

    Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance), Warwick

    This course is now FULL

    This three day residential course is suitable for anyone working with students and graduates, who is interested in incorporating coaching skills and strategies into career planning and implementation.

  8. Tue 02 May

     

     

    Technology in HE Careers, Update, Warwick

    This one day course will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the new technologies being used in careers, employability and recruitment.

  9. Tue 02 May

     

     

    Narrative Approaches and HE Guidance Practice, Newcastle upon Tyne

    This AGCAS NE Regional Training day, led by Peter Beven, is for staff involved in guidance and supporting individuals with life choices and career decision making in a Higher Education setting.

  10. Wed 10 May

     

     

    Guidance Refresher, London

    This new one day course is aimed at experienced guidance practitioners who wish to re-visit career theory and models and refresh their skills. The course will be interactive using case studies and exercises alongside presentation and will provide an opportunity to reflect on guidance practice and share strategies.

  11. Wed 10 May

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    Fri 12 May

    Work Experience in HE, Warwick

    This three day residential course is intended to enhance the understanding of the key issues and influences impacting on the delivery of work experience in higher education.

  12. Fri 12 May

     

     

    Accelerate - Get Your PGTs Moving Faster, London

    Given that many of the UK taught postgraduate courses are a one year programme, there is a short window to engage students with careers service activities and encourage them to make the most of their time at the University as well as managing their expectations. This one  day event will offer the opportunity to look at some current practice of “pre-arrival” careers activities in a number of institutions with delegates having the opportunity to discuss/compare what is on offer in their own institutions with some new ideas that may be worth considering for future good practice. 

  13. Fri 12 May

     

     

    Identifying and Working with Entrepreneurial Students, Durham

    This one day AGCAS NE Regional Training session will be delivered as a practical-based workshop. Delegates will take part in a small team exercise and lively debate.

  14. Mon 22 May

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    Fri 26 May

    Guidance Skills (Advanced), Warwick

    This course is now FULL 

    This five-day course aims to expand the professional competence of experienced careers advisers by equipping them with the knowledge, structure and higher-level skills necessary to implement a counselling approach to guidance intervention

  15. Fri 26 May

     

     

    Resilience and Confidence Building for Students, Sheffield

    How do the issues of resilience and confidence impact on the career development of students? How can we support the development and consolidation of both in a careers context?  This AGCAS NE Regional Training day will give practitioners the opportunity to share ideas and good practice in enhancing both.

  16. Tue 06 Jun

     

     

    Routes into Teaching, Oxford

    This one day event looks at how the delivery of postgraduate initial teacher training has undergone substantial change since 2012-13. We have seen a government-led move towards a more school-centric approach in which growing numbers of schools lead on recruitment and the delivery of training and the emergence of additional specialist routes into teaching.  These sit alongside existing University-led PGCE programmes and more established direct entry routes via Teach First and in the independent sector.

  17. Mon 12 Jun

     

     

    Developing a Global Career, Huddersfield

    Universities are facing increasingly high expectations from students and employers to equip students with the skills and attributes to succeed in a global economy. This AGCAS NE Regional Training day aims to raise awareness on what this means for careers and employability professionals.

  18. Wed 14 Jun

     

     

    Professional Identity, Partnership and Practice, London

    This one-day conference is aimed at staff engaged in supporting and developing research students (PhDs) and research staff. Our theme this year centres on the professional identity of career development staff and how to set up and engage with effective working partnerships.

  19. Wed 14 Jun

     

     

    Employability and Enterprise in the Curriculum, Newcastle upon Tyne

    If you have responsibility for developing, designing or contributing to modules that focus on Employability and Enterprise, this AGCAS NE Regional Training workshop aims to help you consider the challenges you may face, how to overcome them and learn from others already delivering established/new modules.

  20. Thu 15 Jun

     

     

    Developing an Employer Engagement Strategy, Birmingham

    We're about to change the date of this course - sorry for the inconvenience.  The new date will go on the calendar soon.

    This one-day session is for Heads, Deputy Heads and senior careers and employability professionals responsible for developing employer engagement strategy.

  21. Mon 19 Jun

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    Thu 22 Jun

    Training the Trainers, Warwick

    A four-day residential course for any staff providing training for peer groups, whether as trainers for AGCAS or running events internally for careers service colleagues, academics or other staff groups.

  22. Tue 20 Jun

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    Thu 22 Jun

    Challenges of Careers Work in HE, Warwick

     This course is now full.  Another runs in July.

    This three-day residential course is intended for all careers service staff, whether new or experienced, who would like to explore the context in which they are working. This course may be particularly suitable for those moving into careers work in HE from other sectors.

  23. Tue 20 Jun

     

     

    Introduction to Employer Engagement, Birmingham

    We're about to change the date of this course - sorry for the inconvenience.  The new date will go on the calendar soon. 

    A one day course for careers and employability professionals who are new to employer engagement activity

  24. Wed 21 Jun

     

     

    AGCAS Scotland Annual Conference, Glasgow

     

    Save the date

    The AGCAS Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at Glasgow Caledonian University. The conference theme is: Making and Measuring Impact.  

     


  25. Wed 21 Jun

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    Fri 23 Jun

    MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

    This course is being delivered by OPP on behalf of The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS and will qualify you in MBTI Step 1, Parts 1 & 2. An MBTI information sheet is available below.

  26. Fri 23 Jun

     

     

    Mentoring and Coaching, Warwick

    This one-day course explores and develops mentoring and coaching skills with peers.

  27. Fri 23 Jun

     

     

    Careers in Renewable Energy, Hull

    This AGCAS NE Regional Training day will inform and enlighten and identify career paths open to graduates, including information about emerging roles, key themes and new technologies that are currently shaping the renewable sector.

  28. Wed 28 Jun

     

     

    Careers in the Public Sector, Leeds

    This AGCAS NE Regional Training day will provide an update of the graduate opportunities within the public sector despite the rising challenges it is facing.

  29. Mon 03 Jul

     

     

    AGCAS Research Conference, Manchester

    Research with a practical punch: using research to inform careers and employability delivery

    The second AGCAS Research Conference will showcase research of interest to HE careers and employability professionals.

     

  30. Tue 04 Jul

     

     

    Pre-screening: How do recruiters shortlist?, London

    A one-day course for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the early stages of the graduate recruitment process.

  31. Tue 04 Jul

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    Thu 06 Jul

    Employability and Career Development Learning, Warwick

    This course is suitable for anyone involved in the design and delivery of employability and career development programmes for students. Such programmes can go under a variety of names, including: employability, skills development, career management or career education.

  32. Fri 07 Jul

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    Sat 08 Jul

    Research Workshop, (2 days), Warwick

    A two day compulsory course for registrants studying for the Research Project module of the joint AGCAS/The University of Warwick MA, PG Diploma in CEIGHE or related PG Award.  It is only available to current AGCAS and Warwick students enrolled on these programmes.

  33. Mon 10 Jul

     

     

    Running your own assessment centre, Birmingham

    A one-day workshop for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the assessment centre stage of graduate recruitment processes.

     

  34. Tue 11 Jul

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    Thu 13 Jul

    Challenges of Careers Work in HE, Warwick

    This three-day residential course is intended for all careers service staff, whether new or experienced, who would like to explore the context in which they are working. This course may be particularly suitable for those moving into careers work in HE from other sectors.

  35. Mon 17 Jul

     

     

    Enhancing your employer network and growing relationships, London

    A one day course for employer engagement professionals who are keen to fine-tune their technique in proactively working with employers.

  36. Tue 05 Sep

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    Thu 07 Sep

    AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2017, Nottingham

    The AGCAS Annual Conference 2017 will take place at The University of Nottingham from the 5th - 7th September 2017.

  37. Wed 06 Dec

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    Fri 08 Dec

    MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

    This course is being delivered by OPP on behalf of The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS and will qualify you in MBTI Step 1, Parts 1 & 2. An MBTI information sheet is available below.

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AGCAS, in conjunction with The University of Warwick, offers PG Certificate, PG Diploma and MA in CEIGHE. If you are interested in finding out more about the qualifications, please contact Linda Byrne.

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Employability Advice, Warwick

This course is now FULL

This two day residential course is suitable for anyone involved in one-to-one advice work with clients,...

29 Mar 2017 to 30 Mar 2017

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Introduction to Advice, York

A one-day course designed for the non-guidance professional and aimed at improving the effectiveness of short interactions with clients, involving adv...

06 Apr 2017

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Group Work, Warwick

This three-day residential course is intended for careers staff working or planning to work with students and other clients in groups and who wish to d...

10 Apr 2017 to 12 Apr 2017

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01 March to 03 March

  1. Management of HE Careers and Employability Services, Warwick

14 March

  1. Diagnosing Client Needs, Newcastle upon Tyne

15 March to 16 March

  1. Introduction to Guidance Interviewing, Newcastle upon Tyne

17 March

  1. Career Information Learning Theories, Warwick

28 March

  1. Supporting the Employability Options of Chinese Students

29 March to 30 March

  1. Employability Advice, Warwick

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