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Supporting Employability – Workshop for Academic Advisors

July 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Wednesday, July 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Meeting Room 267, MGSM Conference Centre
99 Talavera Road,
Macquarie University,
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Leigh Wood
+ 61 2 9850 9482


Who can attend?
What should I bring?
Laptop, or however you prefer to take notes
Your facilitator(s)
Lorna Froud
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Sponsored by Australian Business Deans Council Learning and Teaching Network

We are fortunate to have Independent Higher Education Consultant, Lorna Froud, visiting Macquarie University to provide a free interactive workshop on Wednesday 5 July 2017 as follows:


An interactive workshop to give academic advisers/personal tutors an opportunity to develop and share good practice in order to provide timely, effective and appropriate support to students in the development of their critical self-awareness in support of their academic success and employability whilst at university.

Through a series of practical activities, participants will develop a deeper understanding of Critical Self-Awareness in the context of employability and what encourages students to develop effectively.  The aim is to provide a constructive forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of good practice, as well as reassurance and some useful practical tools and resources.  Participants will also gain clarity on roles and boundaries, signposting and referral, and know what information and support is available.

By attending this session participants will be able to:

  • define what it is for students to be personally literate and critically self-aware in the context of employability and the graduate labour market
  • identify practical ways to foster students’ own development of their Critical Self-awareness for employability and academic success through the Academic Guidance process
  • make use of the support available from their university careers centre, aware of respective roles and boundaries, and knowing when to refer.

RSVP: denise.gillard@mq.ed.au

Lorna Froud   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lornafroud

Independent Higher Education Consultant

Lorna Froud was Head of Careers and Employment Centre at Oxford Brookes University, UK, during which time she also served on the Board of AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisors).  More recently she was Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Reading, UK.  She is now an independent consultant.

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