Recently C2 was invited to present at the European Universities Institutes (EUI) Teaching and Learning Conference in Florence. The EUI are looking to develop a centre of excellence for Teaching and Learning, specifically focused on PhD and postdoctoral education. C2 was invited to explore how the careers agenda could fit within this model. Katie Dallison, C2 careers consultant flew out to represent The Careers Group.
The conference was held in an amazing villa in the Tuscan hills, just out of Florence which forms part of the EUI campus. Along with a raft of experts from Oxford, the LSE, Exeter and other European Universities, Katie presented and discussed the ideas of using case-based learning with PhD students, introducing more flexible delivery options such as webinars, increasing researchers teaching practice and if leadership skills should be taught to this cohort. The round-table nature of the conference allowed for interesting discussions and the EUI was able to gain a range of perspectives on many important aspects of researcher development. Katie also had a chance to talk to recent graduates, gaining their perspectives on researcher career development. The conference concluded with a wonderful conference dinner held in a contemporary Italian restaurant.
The information gained over the course of the conference will be feed into the EUI’s strategic plans to develop the teaching and learning unit. C2 and the EUI are currently exploring ways in which they can work together in the future.
For more information on what C2 can offer visit: www.c2careers.com
For more information on the EUI, visit: www.eui.eu/Home.aspx
Four new professional development courses added to The Careers Group Spring Training Programme February 13, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Training , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London, is pleased to announce that four new courses have been added to its Spring Training Programme for March. Anyone who’s interested in Essentials of Event Management, Disclosure Training, Money, Money, Money – An Introduction to Generating Income through Careers Services, and Webinars in a Careers Context is welcome to attend.
Details of the four new courses are as follows:
Essentials of Event Management – Develop your event management skills
6 March 2013, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Clare McSheaffrey, Head of Events at The Careers Group
• Planning and time management (to do lists, timescales, setting milestones, prioritising tasks)
• Setting and managing your budget (income and expenditure, negotiation, reaching your targets, measuring success)
• Marketing, sales and sponsorship (how to promote your event to visitors and exhibitors, how to make sure your visitors turn up)
• Event Administration and troubleshooting (what to do if things don’t go to plan)
8 March 2013, 10:30am-1:30pm
Louise Honey and Janette Back
- Have you ever been asked for advice on disclosure and felt a little out of your depth?
- Are you aware of changes to legislation that might affect the advice you give?
- Would you like to practice your CEIAG with a range of scenarios (helping you build your knowledge and confidence)?
- This session, run by The Careers Group University of London’s ‘Promoting Diversity’ team will link you to other CEIAG professionals and give you the opportunity to share best practice.
Webinars in a Careers Context
13 March 2013, 1:30pm-4:30pm
- This course is designed for careers professionals who are starting to use, or would like to use, live webinars (or web seminars) in their careers education programmes.
Money, Money, Money – An Intorduction to Generating Income through Careers Services
21 March 2013, 1pm-4pm
Anne Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group
- This half day course will introduce the many ways in which you can generate income, provide help and advice on pitfalls to avoid and tips, hints and templates for successful money making.
Find more information on these courses, how to apply and the full list of our Spring Training Programme here.
Professional Development Unit Spring Programme January 11, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Professional Development, Training , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces its Professional Development Spring 2013 Training Programme.
New courses include Coaching Unemployed Graduates: From information to inspiration! and three webinars on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Graduate Unemployment and Underemployment and Meeting the New QAA Challenge. These webinars address hot topics and current issues of interest to colleagues in HE, who work in or have an interest in careers and employability, and especially those in leadership and management roles.
The first webinar of the term is:
Enterprise Education and Entrepreneurship: Is your knowledge up to date?
Tuesday 22 January 2013
This webinar will cover:
• Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: What’s the difference?
• The wider policy context of Enterprise Education and Entrepreneurship
• A new development of a Student Enterprise Framework by NACUE
• Latest QAA guidance on how to develop enterprise effectiveness amongst students and graduates
• Ideas for activities for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators
PDU Spring 2013 Training Programme
Professional Development Unit Autumn Programme October 10, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Professional Development, Training , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces its Professional Development Autumn 2012 Training Programme.
These courses are designed for careers and HR professionals in Higher Education, government organisations and commerce. They cover a range of topics of interest to careers development advisers and specialists in recruitment, information, marketing, event management, customer relations and IT.
Upcoming courses include:
- An Introduction to Project Management. Prince2 certified trainers introduce the principles and terminology of Project Management. This course will introduce several approaches to Project Management, using examples of projects from a University Careers Service environment. You will learn how to develop an approach that is appropriate for the scale and complexity of different projects. You will also understand the importance of the reviewing process. This course takes place in Central London on 18 October 2012.
- Using LinkedIn to the Max: Equipping Your Clients to Use Social Networking in Their Job Search. In this webinar, Careers Consultant, Abigail Sharma outlines the key features of LinkedIn. It is aimed at careers advisers and coaches with a basic knowledge of social media, who are seeking to provide more up-to-date advice to their clients. It will give you greater confidence in advising your clients on how to manage their online profile and use social media in their career development. This webinar takes place on 7 November 2012.
- Can Careers Theories be Useful? Aimed at anyone with an interest in this area, Careers Consultant, Vanessa Freeman, provides a plain-English introduction to theories of career choice and development and how to apply them in practice. This course takes place in Central London on 21 November 2012.
- Brilliant Blogging: The Art of Online Conversation. Careers Consultant, Andrew Falconer, explores blogging for careers, through a combination of discussion and demonstration. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced bloggers looking for new ideas on layout, structure, themes and titles. This course takes place in Central London on 3 December 2012.
The Careers Group training is competitively priced with tariffs for both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Pre-Entry workshops August 10, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Parents, The Careers Group Blogs, Training, university , add a comment
With the introduction of higher fees The Careers Group has experienced an increase in the number of parents wanting advice on helping their children choose the right University. In response to this need for advice and guidance we have successfully designed and delivered University Challenge workshops.
The workshop presents unbiased, practical information which includes:
- a review of the factors which inform their child’s university course choice
- ways to improve understanding of the diverse information provided by the media about higher education and the labour market
- an outline of the UCAS process
- advice on personal statements
- useful tools to assist with decision making.
So far The Careers Group has delivered over 15 workshops which have been attended by over 155 parents.
Professional Development This Summer April 26, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Blogroll, Professional Development, The Careers Group Blogs, Training , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces some great new professional development courses this summer.
Our unique collection of innovative courses led by expert practitioners is designed to meet the latest sector requirements and techniques.
Coming up soon:
How Careers Theories Improve Your Work: An Introductory Course
Vanessa Freeman, Wednesday 9th May 2012
Can you sort out your trait factors from social learning? Does planned happenstance help?
This course introduces some of the main career theories and gets you to apply them within a careers and employability context. An excellent introduction or refresher if you are working in careers or employability.
Moving into Management – for New and Aspiring Careers Service Managers
Sue Young (Course Leader) Karen Barnard and Alison Springate, Friday 18th May 2012
Want to find out more about what the role of Head of Careers entails?
Are you thinking of moving into a careers management role?
Are you a new or recently-recruited Head of Careers Service?
This intensive half-day course will give you a richer understanding of the Head of Careers role as well as offering you insights, practical tips and networking opportunities.
Expanding Your Work With International Students: Develop your work with international students in the post-PSW landscape
Abi Sharma and Andrew Falconer, Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Aimed at any careers professional whose work brings them into contact with international students, this course will develop the depth and breadth of your work.
Others to choose from:
Writing Marketing Copy That Gets Results
Using Webinars in a Careers Context
Coaching on Career Management and Self Presentation
Giving Feedback on CVs
How to Coach: Tools, Techniques and Tips for Coaching in Different Contexts
Time Management for Busy People
Effective Groupwork and Facilitation Skills
Expanding your Work with International Students
For more details please contact visit our website.