• 07 Dec New careers strategy launched by government

    The long-awaited new careers strategy contains some welcome steps in terms of the evolution of careers support for young people in England. Whilst it acknowledges the importance of effective careers education, advice and guidance, backed up by some good practical recommendations, it would appear that there will be very modest investment to implement them. It does not provide discrete, ongoing funding to schools so that they can resource the careers provision that it recommends, nor any requirement for access to professionally qualified advisory staff.

  • 27 Jul New CRAC research projects for Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering

    CRAC is pleased to announce that it is undertaking two new research projects for the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, respectively.

  • 27 Jul Innovative research project on equality and diversity in HE published

    HEFCE has published CRAC’s report on its highly experimental project to investigate what could be learned about E&D in the research environment by automated ‘text mining’ and analysis of nearly 2000 submissions to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) by institutions about their research environments.

  • 05 Oct Clare Viney becomes new Chief Executive Officer of CRAC

    CRAC, the Careers Research & Advisory Centre Ltd, is pleased to announce that Clare Viney has been appointed Chief Executive Officer with effect from Monday 3 October 2016

  • 06 Nov CRAC develops more support for those considering progression to PG study

    Earlier this year, the Vitae website launched a new section specifically providing information and advice for those considering studying for a doctorate, developed with support from HEFCE: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/doing-research/are-you-thinking-of-doing-a-doctorate

  • 06 Nov New CRAC research on employability development within UK TNE programmes

    Research by CRAC for the Higher Education Academy demonstrates the extent to which the curricula of TNE programmes, and planned study-related experiences for students on them, currently support the development of employability. It contains some rare insights into student experiences of TNE programmes, based on interviews with alumni worldwide.

  • 06 Nov New research on the value of students spending time overseas

    The Go International programme has launched “Student perspectives on going international”, a new research report by CRAC looking at the motivations for and barriers to spending time abroad as part of a UK degree, and perspectives on the impact of doing so. It finds that short-term mobility, which could be open to a wider range of students, can provide as much impact as the current year- or semester-long models that dominate outward mobility.

  • 16 Oct Decisions at 18 conference announced

    CRAC's flagship conference - back on the 25 - 26 April 2016 by popular demand

  • 01 Apr Call for participation – new research on professional doctorates

    CRAC is seeking assistance from English HE institutions as part of a new research project for the Higher Education Funding Council for England

  • 01 Apr New support for those considering doctoral study

    The Vitae website now has a new section specifically providing information and advice for those who are considering studying for a doctorate.