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  • Career guidance roundtable summary report published


    31/05/2022

    The Career Development Policy Group (CPDG), of which The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd is a founding member, have published a summary of the three virtual roundtables recently hosted, discussing the career guidance system in England. The roundtables that CRAC contributed to, wer...

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    Career guidance roundtable summary report published

  • Professor David Oswell announced as new CRAC Chair


    28/03/2022

    The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Oswell as Chair of the Board of Trustees. David is currently a CRAC Trustee and Pro-Warden for Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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    Professor David Oswell announced as new CRAC Chair

  • Seeking views from Arts and Humanities doctoral students


    15/02/2022

    The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has commissioned The Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd, who manage the Vitae programme, to review current doctoral provision in the arts and humanities, and identify options for how it should support doctoral provision in future.&n...

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    Seeking views from Arts and Humanities doctoral students

  • LIfe at the Young Bar


    27/01/2022

    Commissioned by The Bar Council, this report presents a snapshot of life at the Young Bar in 2021.

    Our findings and recommendations are summarised by broad theme: the evolving profile of the Young Bar, impacts of Covid-19 on practice, working practices and work allocation, wellbeing, bull...

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    LIfe at the Young Bar

  • Career Guidance Guarantee launch


    15/10/2021

    The Career Development Policy Group (CDPG) of which The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd is a member,  believes that England should further develop its career guidance system with everyone able to benefit from a government-backed Career Guidance Guarantee.

    The CDPG wil...

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    Career Guidance Guarantee launch

  • Barriers for disabled scientists


    21/01/2021

    As part of work to address barriers to participation and success in STEM, the Royal Society commissioned the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) to undertake a qualitative research project to understand the low level of disclosure of disability amongst scientists in the academic workfor...

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    Barriers for disabled scientists

  • Plea for National Career Service funding reforms


    27/10/2020

    The Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC) has signed an open letter to the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, with recommendations to help ensure that all adults have access to National Careers guidance, following concerns in the sector around funding arrangements and acce...

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    Plea for National Career Service funding reforms

  • Emergency career development plan post-Covid-19


    15/06/2020

    Career Development Policy Group (CDPG) has taken a long hard look at the looming labour market crisis and sets out to explain why the government needs to invest in careers guidance now, and what needs to happen in the short, medium and long term. This is a costed proposal - £26 million to f...

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    Emergency career development plan post-Covid-19

  • Barriers for disabled scientists


    24/02/2020

    As part of work to address barriers to participation and success in STEM, the Royal Society has commissioned the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) to undertake a qualitative research project to understand the low level of disclosure of disability amongst scientists in the academic wor...

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    Barriers for disabled scientists

  • CRAC Trustee opportunities


    03/12/2019

    CRAC and its Board are committed to increasing the diversity of those acting as Trustees, in terms both of personal characteristics and diversity of thought and professional experiences. We therefore welcome applications from a wide range of potential applicants who have the commitment and enthus...

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    CRAC Trustee opportunities

  • Drs. Astrid Wissenburg announced as new Chair


    01/07/2019

    CRAC is delighted to announce the appointment of Drs. Astrid Wissenburg as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Astrid is currently a CRAC Trustee and Director of Research at the University of Exeter where one of her main responibilities is the delivery of the University Research and Impact Strategy. ...

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    Drs. Astrid Wissenburg announced as new Chair

  • Coming soon


    04/03/2019

    Several research, intelligence and analysis projects are currently underway at CRAC which will be revealed soon, including a report on UK students who study abroad and an evaluation of masters conversion courses.

    We are also working on the next ‘What Do Researchers Do?’ public...

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    Coming soon

  • Head of Learning and Professional Development


    21/12/2018

    We are seeking an exceptional Head of Learning and Professional Development who can work with our clients and community to lead and deliver our learning and professional development strategy and support the Senior Management Team (SMT) by contributing to our overall development and growth.&...

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    Head of Learning and Professional Development

  • Concordat online consultation


    30/10/2018

    CRAC and its key non-profit programme, Vitae, are delighted that the Concordat Strategy Group (CSG) has launched a consultation to inform a revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

    The report from the Independent Review Panel, published in September, mad...

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    Concordat online consultation

  • New engagement and policy project manager


    17/10/2018

    We seek a talented engagement and policy project manager to join our team to support our growing Vitae membership community and contribute to policy development at a national and international level.

    The post holder will have experience in stakeholder engagement and research policy; be a ...

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    New engagement and policy project manager

  • New Board Members


    04/10/2018

    CRAC is seeking new board members

    We would like to hear from senior individuals with experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation. We are specifically looking for Trustees with experience and substantial expertise in leader...

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    New Board Members

  • New careers strategy launched by government


    07/12/2017

    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 ...

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    New careers strategy launched by government