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Task groups update

02 April 2019

Below is a short update about our task groups – if you are ever interested in getting more involved with AGCAS, please take a look at our volunteer page.

Careers Mentoring

We are delighted to announce a new task group has been established to support our members, who work in the development, maintenance and optimisation of career mentoring schemes:

New Members

Tania Lyden, University of Reading (Chair)

Victoria Shawley, University of Southampton

Karen Shaw, University of Leeds

Jo Haddrick, Edinburgh Napier University

Emma Evans, Swansea University

Dilveena Sokhi, University of Birmingham

Barnaby Mollett, London School of Economics and Political Science

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Creative Industries

We are delighted to announce a new task group has been established to support our members working with students, who are interested in working in and courses aligned to Creative Industries:

New Members

Rish Baruah, Nottingham Trent University (Chair)

Richard Sant, University of the Arts London

Laura Brown, Newcastle University

Karen Macintyre, Goldsmiths, University of London (The Careers Group)

Elli Whitefoot, Leeds Arts University

Ben Robertson, Leeds Beckett University

Andrew Garfoot, British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM)

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Curriculum Design

Members left

Becci Hubbard, Nottingham Trent University

New Members

Angela Vesey, Nottingham Trent University

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Disability

Latest resources:

  • What Happens Next? Report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled graduates and provides real evidence of the effect of a disability on a graduate's employment prospects.
  • Resources on helping support students in their decision to disclose their mental health condition; consider the reasonable adjustments they may need in the transition from university to the workplace; consider what to say to an employer if they decide to tell them about their disability.

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Employer Engagement

Members left

Victoria Rees, Cardiff University

Sean Fisher, Coventry University

New Members

Llinos Carpenter, Cardiff University

Emma Laws, The Open University

 Latest resources:

  • Employer Engagement Conference, 11 June 2019 at York St John’s University

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Members left

Lauren Davies, University of the West of England, Bristol

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Health and Related Professions

Members left

Theresa Thompson, University of the West of England, Bristol

Jenny Mullins-White, University of Birmingham

 The group are currently recruiting new members

Latest resources:

  • Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme Webinar
  • Scientist Training Programme (STP) Webinar

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Internationalisation

Latest resources:

  • Resources for members working with international students. Areas covered include: FAQs, Working in China, Working in India, Ideas for supporting International students and Supporting International students in Enterprise
  • Updates to Case Studies Series: good and innovative practice around supporting international students
  • Internationalisation Conference on 20 June 2019 at Manchester Metropolitan University

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Legal Professions

Latest resources:

  • Legal Professions Newsletter: focusing on the questions students are likely to ask you, application deadlines and the changes coming to qualification routes for solicitors and barristers.
  • Legal careers information resources, designed to help careers professionals working with current and prospective law students.

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources

 

Placements and Work Related Learning

New Members

Kathryn Girvan, University of Chester

Ellen Grace, University of Bristol

Kat Price Edwards, Lancaster University

Eilidh Steele, University of Edinburgh

The group are currently shortlisting for four new members.

Latest Resources:

  • Inspiration Guides series: inspiring members to develop own codes of practice and models
  • Placements and Work Related Learning Conference, 24 June at York St John University

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Postgraduate Taught

Members left

Fiona McNamara, University of Liverpool

Sarah Bows, University of Sheffield

New Members

Jayne Sharples, University of Birmingham

Xiujuan Wang, University of the West of England, Bristol

 Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Psychometric Assessments

Members left

Jenny O'Neil, Northumbria University

Gill Lambert, Queen Mary University

New Members

Laura Hooke, Loughborough University

The group are currently shortlisting for a new member.

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Research Staff and Students

Members left

Michele Underwood, University of Warwick

New Members

Naoimh O’Connor, University College Dublin

Latest resources:

  • Academic, Research and Teaching Opportunities Trend Report with jobs.ac.uk
  • Researcher Matters: the quarterly update
  • Webinar on the theme of Researcher Matters: Supporting PhDs and early career researchers into their careers

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Skills Awards

Latest resources:

  • Webinar on ‘Scaling Skills Awards’ on Thursday 28 March 2019 (Recording can be found at the link below).
  • Case studies series has been updated. The series holds information about the development and delivery of skills awards across our members. Giving recognition for students' learning from their engagement in extra and co-curricular activities.
  • Upcoming Skills Awards Networking Event on 26 June 2019 at University of York.

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

Teaching and Related Professions

Members leaving

Abby Evans, University of Oxford (Chair)

New Chair

Paul Barnes, University of Portsmouth

The Task Group are currently recruiting new members.

Latest resources:

  • Guide collating resources and support for students and graduates with disabilities who are thinking of entering the teaching profession.
  • The Teaching Publications series, produced by in collaboration with GTI Media, includes Routes into Teaching, Getting a Teaching Job, Education Alternatives and Teaching in the Nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
  • Department for Education – Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Q&A Session for Careers Advisers webinar on Wednesday 3 April.

Check out the Group’s webpages for further news and resources.

 

The AGCAS team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported these task groups and give a warm welcome to our new volunteers.