On June 25th, The University of Lincoln Law Society and University of Lincoln Careers & Employability Service were proud to attend the first Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services regional conference in Leicester.
The conference assessed how services in the Midlands have responded to change, and the opportunities that have arisen for student employability.
In collaboration with Pauline Tait, Careers Advisor in the University’s Careers and Employability Service, the society’s Vice President, Thomas Mitchell, and Treasurer, Louis Harman, jointly presented a session at the conference about using students to promote employability related skills. The focus of the session looked specifically at enabling students to be proactive in managing their own careers from the moment they arrive at the University through partnership between a student society and an academic department.
Louis believes the conference was the “perfect platform” to showcase the relationship between the Law Society, Law School and the Careers & Employability service.
“All the delegates who attended our workshop came away with a snapshot of how our three organisations have worked together to reinvent the role of students in the delivery of careers services, through the use of the University's revolutionary 'Student as Producer' initiative.”
Law Society President, Jack Maddock, believes working with University departments such as the careers service allows students to increase their employability and awareness of transferable skills. He said: “This conference recognises collaborative work between the Careers service and the Law Society. Working together, we’ve delivered a range of careers opportunities for students to improve employment and the general student experience."
Attendance at the inaugural conference hugely exceeded the figures AGCAS expected, and Pauline Tait, said it was important to put students at the forefront of a working relationship for better employability.
More information about the event along with presentations from the event can be found at http://lncn.eu/AGCAS