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And the Awardgoes to…<br />Vicky Mann – University of Nottingham<br />Zara Hooley – University of Leicester<br />
Skills Awards <br /><ul><li>Employability…and beyond!</li></li></ul><li>Awards Task Group <br />
True <br />or False?<br />Research<br />
Research<br />
Research<br />FTE<br />
Research<br />“PGT Award asks students to reflect on the value of their masters study to their future employment. There ar...
Research – PG inclusion<br />
Research - employer engagement <br />Some employers will only consider our students if they have taken our skills certific...
Research - employer engagement <br />
The  AGR:<br />If everyone does a skills certificate will that devalue the benefit to the individual…<br />Too few student...
Challenges<br />Opportunities<br />Ideas<br />Employer engagement <br />
Research - challenges,  opportunities and the future for Awards <br />
Research - challenges,  opportunities and the future for Awards <br />
Key Challenges <br />key challenges presented in the research - what are the key issues and what solutions/opportunities c...
Feedback<br />Collaborative practice, beyond Careers…<br />Institutional recognition on the transcript and the HEAR<br />E...
Sharing best practice<br />Possible themes<br />AGCAS Awards Task group<br />Hosted by University of Leicester<br />Paper/...
The Task Group<br />http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/334-Skills-Awards-Task-Group-careers-information-resources<br ...
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AGCAS Biennial Presentation by the Skills Awards Group. Written by Vicky Mann and Zara Hooley

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AGCAS Biennial: Skills Awards Group

  1. 1. And the Awardgoes to…<br />Vicky Mann – University of Nottingham<br />Zara Hooley – University of Leicester<br />
  2. 2. Skills Awards <br /><ul><li>Employability…and beyond!</li></li></ul><li>Awards Task Group <br />
  3. 3. True <br />or False?<br />Research<br />
  4. 4. Research<br />
  5. 5. Research<br />FTE<br />
  6. 6. Research<br />“PGT Award asks students to reflect on the value of their masters study to their future employment. There are 3 compulsory workshops for students to attend. Assessment is by reflective portfolio and interview”.<br />“UG and PGR awards have different points structures and slightly different learning outcomes. PGTs are only eligible…if they studied their UG [here]”<br />“Eventually there will be content differences based on subject and level, but the pilot is generic…with option choices” <br />“Postgraduate Researchers undertake a parallel award with more emphasis on research skills” <br />
  7. 7. Research – PG inclusion<br />
  8. 8. Research - employer engagement <br />Some employers will only consider our students if they have taken our skills certificate<br />Consideration of <br />(top level) candidates..for their Global Univ. scheme<br />More likely to take applications forward<br />We have had interview offers after observation of student presentations<br />
  9. 9. Research - employer engagement <br />
  10. 10. The AGR:<br />If everyone does a skills certificate will that devalue the benefit to the individual…<br />Too few students can sign up and those that do are probably the motivated ones who need it least…<br />What’s in it for employers?<br />What are the best ways to engage?<br />Validation – how do you ensure quality of the experience for the student? <br />What are the challenges of working with employers?<br />Ideas for inclusion<br />Best practice<br />Share experiences – what has worked and what hasn’t<br />What do employers say? <br />
  11. 11. Challenges<br />Opportunities<br />Ideas<br />Employer engagement <br />
  12. 12. Research - challenges, opportunities and the future for Awards <br />
  13. 13. Research - challenges, opportunities and the future for Awards <br />
  14. 14. Key Challenges <br />key challenges presented in the research - what are the key issues and what solutions/opportunities can we seek to overcome these<br />
  15. 15. Feedback<br />Collaborative practice, beyond Careers…<br />Institutional recognition on the transcript and the HEAR<br />External stakeholder engagement<br />Strategic positioning<br />Next steps….<br />Impact<br />DEHLE<br />KIS<br />NSS<br />WP<br />
  16. 16. Sharing best practice<br />Possible themes<br />AGCAS Awards Task group<br />Hosted by University of Leicester<br />Paper/workshop submission call <br />Conference proposal Jan 12th 2012<br />
  17. 17. The Task Group<br />http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/334-Skills-Awards-Task-Group-careers-information-resources<br />http://www.agcas.org.uk/pages/discussion-lists<br />Vicky Mann<br />Nottingham Advantage Award Manager<br />Vicky.mann@nottingham.ac.uk<br />Zara Hooley<br />Leicester Award Coordinator<br />ZH34@le.ac.uk<br />Twitter @ZaraHooley<br />Keep in Touch<br />

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