Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education April 3, 2013Posted by tcginfo in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group has recently completed collections of destinations data for 32 institutions which covered over 145,000 graduates.
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is an annual data collection aimed at finding out what graduates are doing six months after graduation covering information on employer, job title, salary and more. Many institutions now choose to outsource this collection to The Careers Group as we have been experts in DLHE collection for many years.
The University of Greenwich is one of the clients we collect DLHE information for. Ed Paxton, their Destinations Manager, states “If your institution is looking to outsource the full DLHE operation then you can feel confident that The Careers Group will deliver a professional service to meet your requirements.”
As well as collection, The Careers Group supports institutions in reporting their DLHE information as required in the Key Information Sets (KIS). For London institutions this also provides information for the online resource What London Graduates Do which collects DLHE information from several universities to provide careers options with different subjects and what areas of study are most likely to lead to a desired career. This is invaluable careers information for undergraduates and those choosing where and what to study at university.
Any Higher Education Institution seeking to use The Careers Group for their DLHE collection, reporting or anything else should consult our Shared Services for Institutions website where you can read case studies and feedback from other clients as well as finding out what we can offer your institution.
Exploring Graduate Entry into Medicine Event February 27, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group is hosting its 12th Exploring Graduate Entry into Medicine course on 12 March 2013.
The Careers Group, University of London is pleased to announce this year’s Exploring Graduate Entry into Medicine course on 12 March 2013, 10:00am – 4pm, at Senate House, Bloomsbury. For years this course has proved to be an invaluable networking opportunity for both people who obtained a non-medical degree and now want to study medicine through an accelerated course and medical schools wanting to attract new students.
Attendees can expect a varied presentations programme held by representatives from key medical schools from across the UK – whether information is needed on how to search for the right course, apply to a school or fund the degree. A snapshot of this year’s presentations agenda includes:
- The Nottingham Medical Degree and Problem Based Learning by the University of Nottingham
- The Oxford Degree and Traditional Teaching Methods by Oxford University
- Funding your Medical Degree by King’s College London
Afterward, a panel discussion with current students studying on the accelerated graduate entry medicine course will be held. This offers the chance to listen to their experiences, to clarify any questions attendees may have and to network.
For medical schools this course constitutes an excellent opportunity to present their medical courses on offer, explain the different teaching styles and the application process, get in touch with potential future students and raise their school’s profile. A representative from the University of Nottingham states:
“The [Graduate Entry into Medicine (GEM)] programme at Nottingham is delighted to be represented at the annual Exploring Graduate Entry to Medicine event. We have found it a considerable help for people who are interested in GEM and who wish to thoroughly research what is involved, what they need to do before applying, and to find out if this is the right career move for them. […] enjoyable and very worthwhile.”
If you are interested in attending this event and want to book your ticket (places are limited) or want to present your medical school, you will find further information on our website www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/med or by emailing email@example.com.
Latest Annual Report from The Careers Group Available February 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group Annual Report for 2011-12 is published.
- The Step Internships programme
- The Destinations Interactive website – which was nominated for a The Award in November 2011, in the category of best new iCT initiative. The site was also updated and the new version, di2, was released
- The launch of the What London Graduates Do website. A student-facing site, it uses University of London destinations of leavers of higher education (dlhe) data to give students an idea of typical jobs, employers, salary, sectors and industries they can work in following their degree
- The College offices continued focus on placements activity, with new staff specifically recruited at SOAS and Royal Holloway to support students in these areas
- The University of London Temp Agency which was launched in January 2012 and placed over 40 candidates in Central Services and College roles. It now has over 2,500 students on the database and is working with a number of employers to meet their recruitment needs. An agency was also set up at Queen Mary using the same model
The Director moved to a new role within University of London, becoming the director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates), taking on responsibility for University of London Housing Services as well as continuing to be Director at The Careers Group.
There is much more information about The Careers Group’s performance for the 2011-12 academic year in the full Annual Report.
Over 150 students and graduates placed into internships through the London Step Internship Programme February 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized, graduate recruitment, internships, job hunting , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London celebrates the success of the London Step Internship having recently placed a stunning number of 150 students and graduates into exciting internships. The programme is responsible for paid placements of up to 12 weeks with established employers throughout London.
During this programme, students and graduates get insights into their areas of interest and companies from various industries from engineering to publishing and communications, challenge their academic knowledge in a real environment and earn some money on top. Moreover, Step Interns gain invaluable work experience to top up their CVs alongside their time-intensive studies, which helps them face the ever increasing challenges and competition in the current graduate job market.
Recognising these conditions and the value internships bring to students and graduates, The Careers Group wants to push the internship market to students and graduates further and has just committed to an expansion of the partnership with Step Ltd. in the future. It is aimed to enhance the current success and provide even more brilliant, high-quality internship placements to students and graduates.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
In such a competitive job market internships are a vital channel for many graduates to move from study into work. The expansion of this programme, to provide even more opportunities, is extremely welcome. I am sure the skills and fresh thinking these graduates can bring to the work place will add value to the competitiveness and productivity of their employers and a boost to London’s economy in 2013.
Students and graduates who are interested can take a look at vacant positions on JobOnline and apply! Employers wishing to participate in the London Step Internship Programme can find further information here.
The Careers Group – for Business: New social media presence dedicated to support businesses August 13, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized, business, graduate recruitment, linkedin , add a comment
After developing a number of successful social media initiatives for students, The Careers Group, University of London is now launching channels to directly communicate with businesses on social media.
For this purpose, a new LinkedIn group and Twitter feed have been created to engage with employers in all aspects of graduate recruitment and career development. With latest advisory articles and engaging discussions, the new platforms provide recruiters with graduate vacancy updates, graduate recruitment events, consultancy support, and other careers news and information.
As the goal is to create value through everyone’s contributions, we hope to get many new engaging members and followers joining.
What London Graduates Do website release March 2, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, Uncategorized, career help, career planning, graduate, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
What do graduates do after university?
The Careers Group, University of London has just released a public website showing what happened to graduates after leaving universities in London. Aimed at those considering entry to higher education, teachers, parents, pupils and current university students it shows the occupation, employer and salaries of graduates over the last five years.
More than that, it allows you to examine these trends by subject area, and then to delve deeper and personalise the results according to graduate profile. So for example, you can find out the employment destinations of full-time, female, geography graduates over the last one, three or five years; then dig further into the data and analyse the employment trends of popular employers and occupations.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group, welcomed the launch saying that “Students, parents and others can now explore in some detail the employment outcomes of graduates. Initial feedback has been very positive and we will be using this to make it even more useful in years to come.”
All universities in the UK survey their graduates 6 months after leaving to determine what type of employment or training they are undertaking. The government requires that all universities follow a rigorous set of processes and achieve high response rates of up to 80%. Oliver Gardham, Head of Graduate Research at The Careers Group said “We have an experienced team at the University undertaking the survey, and as the largest university group in the UK other universities have turned to us for advice. We now handle the survey work for a number of them. This year we are undertaking the survey for over 30 universities covering over 100,000 graduates.”
The Careers Group has analysed and reported on graduate destinations for a number of years and its online tool “Destinations Interactive” is used nationally by careers services and university administrations to support students and for academic planning. Creating a public-facing site for a diverse audience, while observing data protection requirements proved to be a challenge for staff at The Careers Group. Gardham added that “We had to design the site to take account of what the focus groups were telling us they wanted, what was technically possible, and what data could be disclosed legally.”
The government plans to improve public information about higher education later this year through Key Information Sets (KIS) which will include data from the graduate destinations survey. Martin noted that “What London Graduates Do is a response to pressures to make information about graduate outcomes readily available to all stakeholders and the general public. With the increase in tuition fees and the increased focus on consumers of higher education we believe that this is a significant step towards openness and transparency.”
For further press information, please ring Adeline Iziren on 07950 255 389.
The Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair 2012 January 12, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair 2012 takes place on Wednesday 25 January from 1pm-7pm at Senate House in Central London. Not only is it a good opportunity to find out about postgraduate courses in the UK and around the world it is also free.
There are representatives from global universities, business schools and vocational training colleges. To plan your day it’s worth looking at the:
• Exhibitor list
• Courses offered by the exhibitors
• Modes of study offered by exhibitors
Professional advice is available from University of London Careers Advisers on funding, specific subject areas and your future career opportunities.
There is also a comprehensive presentation programme which includes talks on Postgraduate Study in the US and funding a PhD.
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Venue: Macmillan Hall, Crush Hall, Beveridge Hall & Chancellor’s Hall at Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.
Step London Graduate Internship Programme November 17, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Step London Graduate Internship Programme is a service run by The Careers Group that offers paid internships to graduates. So far over 50 graduates have been placed in roles. And of the 15 interns who have finished their internship 11 have got permanent positions.
Our scheme is set-up on the grounds that if an intern is doing work that is of value to the company, they should be paid.
We have also made the creation of internship positions easier for employers. The programme helps with the expensive and bureaucratic recruitment process, freeing the company’s resources to fund the position. That way, everyone is happy.
Alongside pay, we also believe that internships should help you gain the experience, skills and contacts in order to stand you in good stead for your career, and to have an insight into your target industry to decide whether it is right for you. This means we work with companies to come up with suitable, structured specifications for their roles in order to maximise their usefulness for the employees and employers alike.
Talks Programme For University of London Postgraduate Open Evening 2011 November 10, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London is hosting an open evening for anyone considering applying for postgraduate study. Join us for a series of talks and the chance to speak to representatives from over 20 University of London colleges. The event is free.
The talks last for 20 minutes and you do not need to book in advance.
|4.30pm||What is a PhD?||Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House|
|5.30pm||Postgraduate Law degrees by distance learning, for lawyers and non-lawyers too!||Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House|
|6pm||Why engage with Alumni?||Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House|
Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011
Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, University of London, London WC1E 7HU
The Careers Group, University of London nominated for THE Award October 3, 2011Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year Award 2011 for its ‘Destinations Interactive’ website.
Read the whole story: University of London news.