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Campaigning Team Highlights - March 2015

Four Colman Getty’s Campaigning team and Four Public Affairs are working with the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and this month launched an agenda for lifelong learning. 

The teams worked together to host a successful event in the House of Lords on 17 March which was attended by a large number of parliamentarians, businesses and education providers. The event was a useful springboard to launch the Festival of Learning taking place throughout May and June, including Adult Learners’ Week (13-19 June).

The Association of Graduate Recruiters released their AGR Manifesto 2015 calling on the Government to help employers, schools and universities to fully prepare young people for the world of work. Stephen Isherwood, AGR chief executive, was interviewed live on Jazz FM’s Business Breakfast with Michael Wilson discussing some of their recommendations. The Campaigning team also secured fantastic coverage in the trade press, including pieces in Times Higher Education, and HR Magazine.

Leading business magazine,  Management Today, are hosting the Inspiring Women in Business conference at the Fazeley studios in Birmingham on Thursday 23 April. Inspiring Women offers attendees the opportunity to hear advice and inspirational stories from some of Britain’s most successful business women in sessions including Start-up stories: The successes and the setbacks and Against the tide: How to succeed in a man’s world.

Management Today are offering a 30% discount on the price of tickets to the conference - enter the promotional code FCG30 on the booking page.

We worked with Helen Cooke, founder of (GWD), on a research report in March, which studied how disabled graduates feel about being open with their disability with potential employers.

The survey of more than a thousand disabled students and graduates found that 77 per cent feared they would be discriminated against and 72 per cent were worried they would be “seen as a hassle” for employers.  The report outlined they ways in which businesses could give these disabled job seekers, who might be assets to the work place, the encouragement and support they need in the application process.


The team secured an exclusive with BBC 5 Live’s 5 Live Breakfastincluding an interview with Helen Cooke coverage in The Guardian, Daily Mail, BBC News Online and Huffington Post and an interview on Insight Radio.

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