Manchester scoops top careers award for international students provision
05 Oct 2007
New initiatives earn AGCAS Award for Excellence
In recognition of its wide-ranging activities to support the employability of its international students, The University of Manchester has recently won the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service (AGCAS) Award for Excellence in the services for international students category. Key to the University's success in enhancing the employability of international students was the recent development of International Talent, an initiative which helps international students secure valuable work experience opportunities using their languages, cultural knowledge and a range of skills developed whilst at university, with regional organisations from various sectors.
Another important achievement was the Chinese Graduate Recruitment Fair @ Manchester, where Chinese students had the unique opportunity to meet nearly 40 graduate recruiters, mainly flown in from China, last December. The success of the Fair has led to another being planned for this November.
Amanda Wood, Head of International Career Development at the MLP, Careers & Employability Division, said: "We hope that by winning this award, colleagues involved in the recruitment of international students will be able to demonstrate our firm commitment to understanding the needs of international students and to helping them further their careers both in the UK and in their home countries."
To find out more about careers services for international students, contact:
- Amanda Wood, Head of International and Alumni Career Development, on 0161 275 2828 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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