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Question & Capture: Impact Measures for University Careers Services


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An exploration of key questions about the unique role of a university careers service, building on the findings of Aminder's recent research into impact measurement 'Stop and Measure the Roses'.

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Question & Capture: Impact Measures for University Careers Services

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Question & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGCAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact Measurement Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for Heads of Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liverpool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 July 2009 Aminder K Nijjar </li></ul></ul>Image from:
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Former (university) careers adviser </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Independent research, training & consultancy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Centre for Recording Achievement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employer engagement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Fellow – NICEC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Published research – Stop and Measure the Roses: How UK careers services measure their effectiveness & success </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Current research – Impact measures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Image from:
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  8. 8. <ul><li>Macro Level </li></ul><ul><li>In threes - brainstorm – flipchart (5 mins on each) </li></ul><ul><li>What outcomes does your careers service achieve ? </li></ul><ul><li>- What improvement/benefit/change/effect/impact </li></ul><ul><li>does your careers service bring about ? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of your careers service are you proud of ? </li></ul><ul><li>- Why are you proud of these aspects ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is unique about the role of your careers service in your institution ? </li></ul><ul><li>- How is this uniqueness demonstrated ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are outcomes captured in other departments in your institution ? </li></ul>Image from:
  9. 9. image taken from Micro (to Macro) Level <ul><li>In pairs - 15 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 1 activity your careers service regularly </li></ul><ul><li> engages in </li></ul><ul><li>For this activity </li></ul><ul><li>- What about it is important ? </li></ul><ul><li>- How/to whom does it serve a useful purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>- What is your current evidence (non-formal/formal) that </li></ul><ul><li> it serves this purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>- Who understands the purpose of the activity ? </li></ul><ul><li>- What are the implications of not undertaking this </li></ul><ul><li> activity ? (who would lose out & who would benefit ?) </li></ul><ul><li>- How could its importance & effectiveness be shown ? </li></ul><ul><li>- What value does it provide to your institution ? </li></ul>Image from:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Your Comments </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul>Image from:
  11. 11. Thank you [email_address]