Careers Centre excellence awarded national recognition

The University’s Careers Centre has won two of the country’s top awards in higher education careers advice.

Careers Centre Director Bob Gilworth, and Assistant Director Nalayini Thambar


The Centre has won the the 2013 Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Student Engagement Award, for its work on careers registration, and the Overall Excellence Award: making the Centre the best of the best in terms of peer recognition.

Centre Director Bob Gilworth said: “I’m delighted that the Careers team’s dedication and innovative approach have been recognised.  Leeds is the first and only university in the UK, and probably the world, to include a declaration of current level of career readiness and work experience as a compulsory element of registering with the University.  This gives us a unique base on which to build further advice and support for our students.”

Presenting the Awards, AGCAS Quality and Membership Manager Chris Jackson said: “What stood out for the judges was the huge ambition and scale of this project which required and achieved widespread and high level support from across the university. The data provided by Careers Registration is something for other institutions to aspire to and there is already compelling evidence of success as measured by engagement with the careers service. University of Leeds is a worthy winner of both the Student Engagement category and Overall Winner of the AGCAS Awards for Excellence.”

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