Linking London | News | 8 June 2018: Event report - IAG Practitioner Group Meeting

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IAG Practitioner Group Meeting

The last meeting of the academic year featured presentations from Lesley Thain, Careers Enterprise Company (CEC), on CEC’s work with colleges and the latest developments in relations to careers, Joel Mullan, Greater London Authority, presented on the careers offer for London, Ian Thompson, UAL, shared information on UAL’s outreach work and IAG offer, and finally, Ben Rutter, Student Loans Company, provided an update on all things student loans.

The meeting began with a presentation from Lesley Thain, Education Engagement Manager at the Careers Enterprise Company, who provided an overview of the CEC and its background, and talked the group through the work that is being done to support schools and colleges in meeting the Careers Strategy.

Joel Mullan, Senior Policy Adviser, Skills and Employment Unit, Greater London Authority, then presented to the group on developing an all age careers offer for London. Joel highlighted the London Ambitions publication and started a discussion on how the GLA could add value to the London careers landscape.

Following this, Ian Thompson, CCW Outreach Manager, UAL, provided an overview of the UAL offer as well as their current outreach work.

The meeting closed with Ben Rutter, Funding Information Partners Account Manager, Partner Services, Student Loans Company, sharing the latest updates on HE finance and developments at SLC, and the group discussing the priorities for the group for the next academic year.

The first meeting of the next academic year will take place in October – please keep an eye out for invites closer to the time.

Presentations and meeting note

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