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Investing in student employability

City University London strengthens its careers service and graduate employability with new appointment.
by Ruth Shepherd

Gary Argent has been appointed as the Director of Careers and Skills Development Services at City University London. Gary brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked as the Business Operations Manager at the Association of Graduate Recruiters for several years.

The appointment comes at a pivotal time in the higher education sector. In light of the changes facing universities across the country, City recognises the need to focus and invest in graduate employability.

Gary Argent commented:

"I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to lead the Career and Skills Development Service at City University London. This is an exciting time to be joining the higher education sector given the considerable changes that we will see over the coming years and I believe that City has the opportunity to be at the leading edge of this change.

"The new landscape of student fees and the challenging graduate job market will mean that students will be even more focused on the need to develop their employability skills, while not losing sight of the importance of a qualification which is founded on high academic standards.

"My experience of the graduate recruitment industry will help us to position City as a university of choice for graduate recruiters, building strong links across the sectors and making the University an institution which is a pleasure to do business with for graduate employers large and small."

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