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Webinar Recordings

Building Strategic Relationships Series

Are you influencing as well as you could? A review of influencing tactics to harness your many stakeholders

Are you influencing as well as you could? A review of influencing tactics to harness your many stakeholders

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From the Building Strategic Relationships webinar series

Recorded October 2017

Much of our work as careers consultants is about getting other people, be they clients, academics or employers, to explore new ideas or approaches.  To do this effectively, it really helps if our influencing skills are up to scratch.  In this webinar we will explore how to:
 
- Appreciate the ways that different people prefer to influence and be influenced by others.
- Learn specific influencing tactics to implement within our own professional context within a HE careers team
- Identify opportunities when you might influence a cross section of stakeholders, from academics to employers.
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Building Strategic Relationships webinar series package

Building Strategic Relationships webinar series package

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Webinar Series Package

Includes all webinars from the Building Strategic Relationships series in one bundle. 

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Deal or no deal? A review of negotiations strategies you can apply with academic and employer contacts

Deal or no deal? A review of negotiations strategies you can apply with academic and employer contacts

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From the Building Strategic Relationships webinar series

Recorded November 2017

Sometimes the day job of a HE careers consultant can feel like a myriad of different negotiations, with both internal and external stakeholders.  In this webinar we will explore how to:
 
-Identify the various negotiation situations you may be faced with as a HE careers professional
- Recognise the spectrum of negotiating styles and understand your own approach to negotiation
- Understand how to effectively frame the negotiation process to ensure the best outcomes for you, your clients and your wider service.
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Understanding academic departments- structure, financing, strategic drivers and pressures! - Webinar Recording

Understanding academic departments- structure, financing, strategic drivers and pressures! - Webinar Recording

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From the Building Strategic Relationships webinar series

Recorded March 2018

You work with academics everyday, but how well do you really know about how they work?

In this webinar we will:
- Gain a clearer picture of how academic departments are structured
- Improve our understanding of the pressures that academics face
- Generate new ideas about how we can work more effectively with academic departments.

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Who are your stakeholders? An audit of your potential strategic stakeholders and ideas on how to start building key relationships

Who are your stakeholders? An audit of your potential strategic stakeholders and ideas on how to start building key relationships

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From the Building Strategic Relationships webinar series

Recorded January 2018



Who has an interest into your work as an employability and careers professional? Who might you be overlooking in terms of input they to provide to your practice? In this webinar we will explore how to:
 
- Recognise the diverse range of stakeholders connect to your role
- Share ways to audit your current stakeholder relationships
- Identify new ways to proactively contact and connect with more distant stakeholders
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Careers Registration National Forum 2020 recording series

Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Full Conference Package

Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Full Conference Package

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Recorded May 2020

This includes all the recorded sessions of the day.

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Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Keynotes sessions

Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Keynotes sessions

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Recorded May 2020

This features recordings of the Keynotes session from the following:

Keynotes 1: Global Developments in Careers Registration by Bob Gilworth, The Careers Group, University of London

Careers Registration has been a ‘game changer’ in terms of addressing new policy needs and meeting the changing needs of students and graduates and institutional strategy. Drawing on experiences from developing the initial methodology, delivering the OFS funded 3 year National learning gain project and supporting colleagues implementing Careers Registration in the UK and in other countries, Bob Gilworth addresses some of the key changes and challenges for HE Careers and Employability, and considers ‘where next’ for Careers registration.

Keynotes 2: Informing the career readiness culture at SOAS: Careers Registration data as an enabler of change

SOAS was one of the original partners in the HEFCE bid, so has been developing Careers Registration since 2015. As a small institution with short feedback loops, they have been able to act fast on feedback from colleagues and students and develop ideas to ensure career thinking becomes part of the institution's culture.

Philippa Hewett, Head of Careers, SOAS, University of London talks about why we have used the Careers Registration in the way we have within SOAS and team members will share mini case studies about initiatives, which have helped to ensure Careers Registration becomes a widely recognised and useful tool for offering differentiated support to students. There has been some debate about whether Careers Registration supports a deficit model of operation, and we hope to show that in fact it is the opposite of that, because it meets students' identified needs rather than the ones we assume they might have.

Dr Kathy Williams, Senior Careers Consultant, describes the rationale behind the Career Thinking workshop series and shares some quantitative and qualitative feedback data from an iteration of the module, demonstrating the potential impact of interventions like this.

David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant, shares some of the ways we have utilised Careers Registration and created activities featuring the stages of career thinking, which have helped to shape the discourse in SOAS.

Anesa Rahman, Careers Intern and SOAS alumna, shares the WP Finalists' calling project she carried out in the summer of 2019, and shares how this has informed our support for this important group of students.

Keynotes 3: Careers Registration National Database by Fiona Cobb and David Winter The Careers Group, University of London

Consultation findings, development plans – polls, feedback 

 

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Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Poster Presentations

Careers Registration National Forum 2020- Poster Presentations

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Recorded May 2020

This recording includes poster presentations:

Making Careers Registration Work for Students by Anna Levett

Following 3 years of careers registration, we widened our focus from using the data for planning, to making the survey more student focussed. Over 300 tailored resources are produced. Students were consulted on the emails and language we use, and we mapped all our offers against the stages.

Proposing a Framework for Developing a Programme of Data-led Activity by Colm Fallon

Much of our response to careers registration data has focused on 'at risk' groups. The potential is greater. A framework is proposed outlining how we can respond to wider profiles of students; in a proportionate and targeted way (i.e. adapting activities to specific groups).

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Webinar Recordings

An Introduction to Work Related Learning - Webinar Recording

An Introduction to Work Related Learning - Webinar Recording

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Recorded November 2018

Over the years there has been a lot of discussion and interest in the benefits of work related learning activity and this area continues to be a hot topic for students, HEIs and employers. This webinar looks at the range of activities that can be included in work related learning and the key stakeholders involved along with their main drivers.  It also touches on some of the data/ evidence you can include in early conversations with academics, and gives participants an introductory understanding of the very many practicalities which need early discussion and decision making.

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Social Mobility Outcomes from Careers Services- webinar recording

Social Mobility Outcomes from Careers Services- webinar recording

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**Recording only**

Part of the Policy and Evidence- Based Practice Series

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Employer Engagement Series

Employer Engagement webinar series package

Employer Engagement webinar series package

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Webinar Series Package

Includes all webinars from the Employer Engagement series in one bundle. 

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How can EE staff best engage with academics and faculties

How can EE staff best engage with academics and faculties

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From the Employer Engagement webinar series

Recorded December 2017

With univerisities and business being encouraged to work together more closely, such as in the area of curriculum design, there are particularly opportunities from Employer Engagement professionals to be a vital conduit between institutions and graduate recruiters.  In this webinar we will explore how to:
 
- Improve your understanding of how academic departments function
- Identify ways for you to initiate more contact between yourself and academics on contact
- Share ideas for using your links with colleagues within the careers service to help facilitate future engagement
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How can EE staff best engage with careers consultants and information professionals

How can EE staff best engage with careers consultants and information professionals

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From the Employer Engagement webinar series

Recorded October 2017

As an employer engagement professional, on a day to day basis, you may have closer working relationships with your employer contacts than with your immediate colleagues within the careers service. In this webinar we will explore how to:

- Recognise the diverse ways that your work can be enhanced by collaborating effectively with careers consultants and information professionals
- Learn from examples of best practice in this area
- Generate new ideas for effective engagement across the different professional strands within an modern HE careers service.

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Social mobility, diversity and employers - what's happening and why?

Social mobility, diversity and employers - what's happening and why?

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From the Employer Engagement webinar series

Recorded April 2018

Social mobility, diversity and employers - what's happening and why?
 
It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re going
White collar jobs are no longer dominated by middle-class employees. With almost half of top UK firms introducing questions about private education, whether candidates received free school meals and their parent’s jobs in their recruitment processes but why are employers changing the way they recruit?
 
In this webinar, we will:
  • Identify some of the latest thinking in the relevant research literature in terms of diversification 
  • Understand why employers have prioritised social mobility and diversity
  • Understand change to maximise effectiveness for WP students
  • Use data more effectively to drive interventions
  • Receive some case studies on best practice on how careers services have worked with employers focussing on social mobility.
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Strategies for SME vs Multi-National Engagement

Strategies for SME vs Multi-National Engagement

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From the Employer Engagement webinar series

Recorded February 2018

An hour-long webinar exploring how to unlock opportunities within SMEs and multi-national corporations (MNCs) and the strategies needed to tailor this engagement. Smaller businesses make up a huge proportion of many local economies whereas multinational organisations are always striving for return on investment.
 
This webinar will share ideas and top tips for engaging with both SMEs and NMCs, and highlight common pitfalls and areas of best practice.
 
By the end of the workshop you will:
·      Understand the concerns and priorities of SMEs and NMCs, and their ‘typical’ behaviours
·      Have top tips and develop a strategy in engaging target employers
·      Be confident engaging both these employer groups to maximise output
·      See great case studies and areas of good practice.
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Work-Based Learning - what is the latest research telling us?

Work-Based Learning - what is the latest research telling us?

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From the Employer Engagement webinar series

Recorded February 2018



There is a growing body of evidence that work based learning or work informed learning is valued by students, employers and universities, but why and in what ways?
 
In this webinar we will:
- Explore the latest research literature in the WBL and WiL field
- Identify some of the core themes and ideas
- Produce action points to explore work based learning in more depth within our settings.
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Fundamentals of Careers Registration Series

Careers Registration for Postgraduates

Careers Registration for Postgraduates

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From the Fundamentals of Career Registration webinar series

Recorded September 2017

This webinar focuses on one institution’s experiences of implementing careers registration for postgraduate students, 
sharing information about their experiences of implementation, data analysis and data presentation – and encouraging participants to share their ideas. 

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Designing, Planning and Delivering Careers Registration in record time

Designing, Planning and Delivering Careers Registration in record time

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From the Fundamentals of Career Registration webinar series

Recorded September 2017

Philippa Hewett, Head of Careers at SOAS, University of London, shares how Careers Registration went from being a jolly good idea to a full school-wide implementation in the space of a few months.  
She shares the pitfalls she encountered, and how the project was able to swerve around them, and give some ideas of what she'd have done differently if she was starting again.

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Fundamentals of Careers Registration webinar series package

Fundamentals of Careers Registration webinar series package

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Webinar Series Package

Includes all webinars from the Fundamentals of Careers Registration series in one bundle. 

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Graduate Outcomes Survey Results – the national picture

Graduate Outcomes Survey Results – the national picture

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Recorded June 2020

The national data from the first Graduate Outcomes Survey was released on Tuesday 23rd June 2020. This webinar will unpack the new data set, and outline some of the key positives and pitfalls of the data, and consider what the results mean for our careers services, and how we can use and report on the data to support and develop our careers service strategies and action plans.

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The Power of Dashboards: Visualising Careers Registration Data in your Careers Services

The Power of Dashboards: Visualising Careers Registration Data in your Careers Services

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From the Fundamentals of Career Registration webinar series

Recorded November 2017

In this webinar we will explore the Careers Registration project at City University, focusing on useful analytics and practical applications.  
This will include an overview of the Careers registration questions and process; a look at reporting – what should you ask for from IT? And creating reports and dashboards for academic staff and careers staff.

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Using Registration Data in Employer Engagement

Using Registration Data in Employer Engagement

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Fundamentals of Career Registration webinar series

Recorded November 2017

In this webinar we explore how careers registration data can underpin a strategic approach to employer engagement, with specific examples of practice from King's College London. 

  • Outlining headline findings from our own data and analyse its impact on our employer relationships 
  • Providing practical examples of how we have adapted faculty careers programmes and employer conversations based on the data 
  • Discussing approaches and challenges in using the data to help shape employer engagement strategy 
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Work readiness learning gain: what do the Careers registration findings tell us?

Work readiness learning gain: what do the Careers registration findings tell us?

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From the Fundamentals of Careers Registration webinar series

Recorded March 2018

During this webinar we will share latest findings from our Learning Gain research project, from our analysis of partial longitudinal careers registration data, in relation the core topic of work readiness learning gain.  
Participants will be encouraged to consider the implications for the Careers and employability services in the HE sector.  

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General Guidance Series

Effective Guidance for the Distracted, Panicking or Shocked Student

Effective Guidance for the Distracted, Panicking or Shocked Student

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From the General Guidance webinar series

Recorded April 2020

 Learning outcomes:

- Explore how we can establish a stable base for an effective guidance intervention with the student
- Identify how we can encourage students to self-regulate and focus their energies constructively
- Share perspectives on what sensible action planning looks like in a time of such uncertainty
- Discuss approaches to managing the heightened emotional load of our work
This webinar will draw on Sue Culley's framework of Integrative Counselling Skills (Culley, 1991)
 
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Remote Delivery of Career Learning Series

How can we effectively deliver careers and employability learning remotely?

How can we effectively deliver careers and employability learning remotely?

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From the Modern Career Learning and Remote Development webinar series

Recorded April 2020

Whether through an assessed online careers and employability module or via a stand-alone careers-related webinar, remote learning is an increasing feature of our work.

 

In this session we will explore

 

-          Key factors to consider in remote careers and employability learning

-          Variety of modes of learning and assessment approaches

-          Lessons learned from relevant case studies

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How can we effectively deliver group careers guidance remotely?

How can we effectively deliver group careers guidance remotely?

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From the Modern Career Learning and Remote Delivery webinar series

Recorded January 2020

Whilst career services are experimenting with group careers guidance as part of face to face workshops, how can we transfer that experience in a remote context?

 

In this session we will explore:

 

-          Examples of group interactions focused on careers guidance topics

-          Use of online discussion forums relating to careers guidance topics

-          How to manage a group guidance intervention online

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Remote Guidance

Remote Guidance

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From the Modern Career Learning and Remote Development webinar series

Recorded December 2019

As more and more HE careers services look to make themselves as accessible as possible, many careers professionals are being asked to provide individual careers guidance on a remote basis, either by phone, via video call or through e-guidance.

 

In this webinar we will share our experiences of delivering remote individual career guidance and explore the following topics:

- Reflect on the cohorts which might use remote provision

- Examine concerns or anxieties about remote delivery of one to one guidance

- Consider the similarities and differences between face to face and remote delivery

- Outline strategies and techniques that can support you in your remote delivery of careers guidance.

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Using Podcasts in your Careers Services

Using Podcasts in your Careers Services

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From the Modern Career Learning and Remote Development webinar series

Recorded February 2020

Through a case study of a careers podcast ‘Careers In Your Ears’ created by three careers consultants at King’s College London we’ll look at why you should podcast and share our top tips for creating your own.

'The KCL podcast has been downloaded over 2000 times since it launched in January 2019 and features interviews with PhDs who have gone on to academic careers or left academic research altogether.’

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Research Unit

Graduate Outcomes data: the second release of national data and what to do

Graduate Outcomes data: the second release of national data and what to do

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From the Research Unit webinar series

Recorded July 2020

This short webinar follows the release of tranche 2 of national level Graduate Outcomes data on the 9th July. We will summarise releases to date, and take a whistle stop tour of the new content, and consider the positives and pitfalls of this data which includes the optional questions, and the contentious subjective wellbeing content. We will consider how we can use this data within our practice

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Sector Insights Series

Careers in Law

Careers in Law

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded March 2020

Out with the old, in with the new – changes to legal training

It’s been an agonising time for those dealing with the often controversial  changes to the routes to qualification for both solicitors and barristers.  This webinar will introduce you to these routes including the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE) and the new Bar courses and help you better understand how to advise students.  Time permitting, we will deal with some of the common areas of concern  such as timelines for applying, the value and type of non-vacation scheme work experience, new roles in legal services and the types of law firms out there.

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Careers in Media and Film

Careers in Media and Film

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded March 2020

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Careers in Museums and Heritage

Careers in Museums and Heritage

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded June 2018

Many University of London graduates find fulfilling careers in Museums and Heritage but it is a competitive sector to get into.  Join this webinar to find out about the current state of the sector, key issues and useful resources. It will also be a chance for everyone to share insights and your own favourite sources of information, support and opportunities to revive your enthusiasm for supporting students and graduates with an interest in this area. 

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Careers in the Charity Sector

Careers in the Charity Sector

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded November 2017

This webinar will enable you to will explore the dynamics of the charity sector and the different stakeholders. You will gain some insights into the different roles available to graduates,  the routes into the sector, the benefits of a post graduate qualification in the sector and what is meant by ‘relevant experience’ as well as signposting to a range of resources to support students looking to break into the Charity sector.

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Careers in the Creative Industries

Careers in the Creative Industries

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded July 2018

 

The session is aimed at careers advisers and information professionals who are delivering information, advice and guidance to students who are interested in working in the creative industries.
 
By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the creative industries and the key skills required to work in these sectors and refresh their knowledge of relevant information sources.
In this interactive webinar we will explore the following questions:
•           Which are the key sectors and who are the key players in the creative industries?
•           What are the entry routes for graduates?
•           How can graduates find jobs and source opportunities?
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Careers in the Policy and Think Tank Sectors

Careers in the Policy and Think Tank Sectors

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded June 2020

In this webinar, we will cover:

- student and graduate work experience and early career opportunities/roles in policy and think tanks

- current issues and their impact on these career opportunities

- trends in the sectors

- the recruitment processes 

- how to stay up to date with news and developments in these sectors

 

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Guiding Students into Self-Employment

Guiding Students into Self-Employment

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded February 2020

Self-employment is an increasingly popular option for graduates, especially in the creative sector. But how do universities help prepare their student for freelance careers and portfolio working?

 

In this webinar we will:

-          Explore ways we can best support our students to we can best support our students to build a successful freelance career

-          Identify the challenges of freelancing for students and graduates

-          Look at examples from Goldsmiths on specific initiatives and actions we can take within our careers support to best support student freelancers

 

 

 

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Helping Students to Futureproof Their Careers

Helping Students to Futureproof Their Careers

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded January 2020

Driverless cars. Robot surgeons. AI financial traders. Counselling chatbots.

There is considerable on-going hype and speculation about the ‘4th industrial revolution’ — the robots are coming and they’re taking our jobs! But what is the truth behind the hype? What changes in the labour market can we predict for the next 10 years (or even the next 3)? And what is just guesswork?

Some jobs that exist now may not be there in three years or may have changed beyond recognition. New, previously unheard of jobs may have been created. And these are not just manual or basic administrative roles – employers are talking about AI replacing aspects of many highly-skilled roles. In this environment, how do we prepare our students for their future careers? How could we change what we do for our students now so that they look back in 10 years and thank us for making them futureproof.

In this webinar, we will:

  • explore how and why the job market is changing at an increasingly rapid pace
  • gain an insight into some of the predictable changes in the roles that will be available to graduates and the skill they are likely to need – but also understand how difficult it is to predict exactly what will happen
  • consider the potential implications of future changes for what we are trying to achieve in our work with students
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Insights into International Development

Insights into International Development

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From the Sector Insights webinar series

Recorded February 2020

An introductory insight into the International Development sector. 

In this webinar, we will outline:
- what modern day international development encompasses as a sector and from a careers perspective
- current trends and issues and their impact on career opportunities
- how the sector mimics and diverges from the mainstream UK graduate recruitment marketplace
- how to stay up to date with news and developments in this sector

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Teaching and Learning Series

Designing and delivering an employability module? What’s the best practice?

Designing and delivering an employability module? What’s the best practice?

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From the Teaching and Learning webinar series

Recorded January 2018

There's been much work (Blackmore et al, 2016) exploring what does and doesn't work in terms of an employability module, but many of us are too busy trying to design and deliver one to find out what it says!  In this webinar we will explore how to:
 
- Understand the key messages from the relevant literature
- Demonstrate that our practice in this area is evidence-based.
- Share ideas for improving current and future delivery
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How is employability best taught and learnt? The latest pedagogic thinking in our field

How is employability best taught and learnt? The latest pedagogic thinking in our field

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From the Teaching and Learning webinar series

Recorded September 2017

More and more of us are being asked to deliver employability courses or modules, either in person or online.  But how can we ensure that we're teaching our material in the best way possible and that our clients are actually learning?  In this webinar we will explore how to:

 
 
- Understand what the latest research is telling us about the pedagogic aspects of employability
- Share examples of successful and effective practice in this area
- Review case studies from across the sector to identify elements of best practice
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Working with... Series

Working with... Widening Participation- Webinar Recording

Working with... Widening Participation- Webinar Recording

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From the Working with... webinar series

Recorded March 2018

This webinar will explore how an understanding of widening participation can enhance the provision that we offer through our respective Careers Services. We will:

·         Identify those groups that are commonly referred to as ‘WP’.

·         Consider the challenges that these cohorts may encounter when transitioning into and through HE.

·         Discuss how we can use contextual information to provide effective CEIAG.

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Working with…Mature Students - Webinar Recording

Working with…Mature Students - Webinar Recording

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From the Working with... webinar series

Recorded June 2018

With significant proportions of mature students studying for degrees (both undergraduate and postgraduate) in the UK, this session will concentrate on commonly faced issued experienced both by those studying as mature students (a significant proportion of whom may be career changers or returners to education, or from non-traditional backgrounds) and by we as careers practitioners who work with mature students, as clients or in the curriculum. In this webinar we will explore  how to:
 
- Understand particular challenges faced by mature students, including questions of confidence, competing priorities, fears of discrimination after graduation, and more
- Recognise some of the issues that mature students bring to guidance sessions
- Identify the many positives that are part of studying as a mature student
- Consider strategies to facilitate our work with mature students
 
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Wellbeing Series

WB series: Building Resilience through Reflection and Mindfulness

WB series: Building Resilience through Reflection and Mindfulness

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From the Wellbeing webinar series

Recorded September 2018

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