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This case study was as listed in the original 2004 edition of ESECT tools

University College Chester: Developing links between academic departments and the Careers Service

In order to increase and make more consistent the provision of career management skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Careers Service has introduced a model "partnership agreement" which is agreed between the link careers adviser and the head of department and/or career link tutor and which sets out the number, content and timing of group sessions in the department for students in each year of study. Previously group work was reactive rather than proactive and frequently happened in students' free time rather than in timetabled time. The appointment of additional careers advisers enabled a more proactive approach to academic departments to be taken, to set up planned, timetabled work, which in some cases includes academic staff in its delivery.

The case study is available here (University College Chester.pdf)

Additional information is available:
Policy Statement on Personal Development Planning and a Progress File for Students (CHESTER PDP attacment.doc)
Employability strategy
(CHESTER strategy attacment.doc)

University College Chester became the University of Chester in 2005.

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