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Universities accused of ‘glib’ approach to employability

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Former Ucas head Mary Curnock Cook says sector should get serious on careers support

The former head of university applications service Ucas has warned that some institutions still have a dismissive approach to conveying the employability benefits of their courses.

“I’ve always felt the sector has been a little bit glib about the transferable skills that every degree—whatever the subject—holds for employability,” Mary Curnock Cook, now chair of Pearson Education and the Dyson Institute, told a conference hosted by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services this week.

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