Swansea University Employability Academy nominated for five awards at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Awards for Excellence 2022


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Swansea University Employability Academy (SEA), which supports students and graduates by offering careers advice and employment opportunities, has been shortlisted in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Awards for Excellence 2022. SEA has received nominations across four categories, including:

  • Outstanding Newcomer
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Building Effective Partnerships
  • And two nominations for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

The AGCAS Awards for Excellence celebrates and shares good practice among higher education careers and employability practitioners and their partner organisations.

SEA is being recognised for its Graduate Support Programme, and its interactive online Career Development Course, available to Swansea University students and graduates. These programmes enable individuals to develop their work-readiness skills and boost their confidence as they prepare for the recruitment process and graduate jobs market.

On completion of these programmes, Swansea University students expressed a 30% increase in confidence and a 69% increase in career direction.

Lucy Griffiths, Head of Swansea University Employability Academy commented:

‘I’m delighted the SEA team has been nominated in this year’s prestigious AGCAS Awards for Excellence.

Central always to SEA’s mission is equality, diversity, and inclusivity, to level the playing field for all our students and graduates, and we couldn’t deliver this, and our other strategic goals, without excellent partnership working and a strong focus on strategic innovation.’

Professor Martin Stringer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, remarked: 

SEA ensures career learning is present in every student journey at Swansea University.

These nominations highlight the team’s commitment to supporting our students and graduates as they navigate the often-challenging recruitment process.’

Winners will be announced during the AGCAS online conference, 21 – 23 June 2022.

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