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Janice Montgomery

Senior Careers Adviser - University of Aberdeen

I am currently a Senior Careers Adviser at the University of Aberdeen with a background in educational development firstly in the community through lifelong learning initiatives, and for some considerable time, in Higher Education. I have a long-standing interest in labour market information and employer requirements and for several years chaired the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group which, in collaboration with Prospects and HECSU, produced the nationwide publication “What Do Graduates Do?”. While advising academic schools on curricular and co-curricular initiatives for all students, I have a particular commitment to supporting the careers and employability development of widening participation students and have recently been involved in research into how Careers Services might support the employability needs of care-experienced students. I have considerable experience in the development of professional training for careers staff across the UK developing expertise in the political, economic and sociological factors affecting the delivery of careers work in Higher Education. I am a member of the AGCAS Learning Committee overseeing the professional learning and development of 4000 AGCAS staff and serve as an AGCAS Lead Trainer in collaboration with the University of Warwick.