8 incredibly useful tools each careers centre should know about

Posted by Harry Picken on 26-Jan-2016 09:00:00

Always thinking of new ways to optimise your time or improve the service you provide to students and employers? Fear not! These tools are so functional you'll be left pondering how you used to manage your day. 

We're not saying bookmarking them will change your life, but you might as well give it a go.


1. Calendly

Always struggling with back-and-forth emails to schedule meetings with students? It's a daily issue. 

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Topics: Comment, The Careers Group member Colleges

Times Higher Education highlights AGCAS graduate survey

Posted by Harry Picken on 18-Jan-2016 10:48:55

The Times Higher Education has highlighted the annual graduate labour market survey, undertaken by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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Topics: News

The 10 most popular articles from The Careers Group blogs

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:10:00

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: News, Jobs and Internships, Fairs and Events, Consultancy, Services

Postgraduate Study Fair launches new look and website to overwhelming response

Posted by Harry Picken on 08-Jan-2016 11:15:17

The UK's leading Postgraduate Study Fair has a new look and feel to both its website and branding. The refresh  accommodates the changing needs of prospective postgraduate students and universities exhibiting at the fair.

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Topics: Fairs and Events, Services

Untangling fairy lights: how careers centres can leverage the season of goodwill

Posted by Harry Picken on 16-Dec-2015 16:47:36

December is here and that means festive marketing campaigns are in full swing. You may have noticed that campaigns are beginning to follow a slightly different format.

In 2009, John Lewis’ ‘Sweet Child o Mine’ advert featured a very direct message of children playing with gifts that could be bought from the British department store. So what’s changed and what can a careers centre learn from this?


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Topics: Comment

UN Chief of Outreach visits SOAS Careers and delivers inspiring talk

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Nov-2015 11:44:34

120 students and recent graduates filled the SOAS Brunei Lecture Theatre to hear an inspiring speech from John Ericson, Chief the Outreach Unit in the Office of Human Resource Management for the United Nations on Wednesday 19th November 2015.

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Topics: News, The Careers Group member Colleges

International reach expands Consultancy from The Careers Group

Posted by Meredith Inman on 27-Oct-2015 10:23:00

Consultancy services from The Careers Group has seen strong growth over the past 12 months and continues to show signs of prosperity. A robust suite of intellectual property and industry thought-leadership is believed to have lead to attracting new customers and developing existing relationships.

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Topics: Consultancy, Services

61 exhibitors showcase thousands of jobs at the second London Graduate Fair of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 14-Oct-2015 09:37:00

Tuesday 13th October 2015 saw over 2500 students and recent graduates in the University of London’s Senate House to speak to 61 exhibitors from a broad range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals and logistics to defence and education.

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Topics: Fairs and Events

4 tools every careers service should use

Posted by Harry Picken on 08-Oct-2015 17:11:00

If you work in a university careers centre – whether as a manager or frontline staff – you can’t do it alone.

It can be extremely hard to reach students and recent graduates, and shout about the career services you offer. Of course you have the basics: noticeboards, VLE/intranet, website, stands and presence at fairs. But you need even more than this to do your job.

Employability is more important than ever and often sits at the top of any university strategy. So the pressure is on to reach out and speak to each and every student.

Don’t panic though! I’ve put together a list of four tools that can make you more efficient and take informed decisions allowing you to spend more time with employers, students and graduates.


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The Careers Group wins HEFCE bid Learning Gain pilot project

Posted by Catherine Dyer on 24-Sep-2015 13:57:00

HEFCE has awarded three years funding to The Careers Group, University of London for a new Learning Gain pilot project, where HEFCE, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Higher Education Academy research defines learning gain as improvement in knowledge, skills, work-readiness and personal development made by students during their time spent in higher education.

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Topics: Partnerships, Awards

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