National Quality Mark for Careers Service
Swansea University’s Careers and Employability Service has recently been re-accredited with a nationally recognised quality mark for their work in helping students achieve success.
The matrix standard is awarded to organisations that provide information, advice and guidance and is maintained and promoted by EMQC Ltd on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Matrix accreditation is needed to gain membership of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), the professional body for the Careers and Employability team, which provides a network for sharing experience, knowledge and research, setting high standards in the level of services and resources offered to students to help them achieve career success.
Head of the Careers and Employability Service, Pauline McDonald, said “The matrix journey is an important aspect of continuous improvement both within the Careers and Employability Team and in their collaborative work with colleagues across the campus, and with external partners. This process supports high quality individual careers advice and guidance together with the integration of employability skills within Colleges and forms a key theme in the Student Experience, and innovative approaches to personal and professional development such as the recently introduced Swansea Employability Award (SEA).”
The careers team: Paula Williams, James Cuffe, Tricia John, Jean Brokenshire, Pauline McDonald, Jade Goodwin, Lucy Williams and Zdravka Kamenova.