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Matthew Howard

Undergraduate Careers Manager

Matthew Howard

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594802

Profile

Matthew is the Undergraduate Careers Manager at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) where he is responsible for the services’ careers education, information, advice and guidance provision at undergraduate level. Additionally, as the School's lead for relations with graduate employers he coordinates an annual schedule of employability events and activities. Working with a variety of organisations, industry bodies and stakeholders he ensures that partners are kept abreast of news and developments and that LUMS' students remains a top target for employers around the world. 

He sits on a number of Lancaster committees, including the LUMS Undergraduate Teaching Commitee, LUMS Health & Safety Committee, Lancaster Digital Careers Working Group, Lancaster 'Future Talent' Employer Engagement Group, and the institution wide 'Reimagined Working Practices Programme'.

At a national level, Matthew is an elected member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Employer Engagement Task Group, delivers training to the profession as a qualified AGCAS trainer and is a reviewer for the AGCAS Membership Quality Standard supporting careers leaders across the country in developing their strategy, provision, quality assurance and impact. He is also a Teaching Associate on the AGCAS/University of Warwick Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) MA qualification.

Matthew is a qualified Careers Consultant (PGDip, QCD) and recruiter (CertRP). He combines detailed knowledge of the UK early talent sector with expertise in key international markets, including China and Europe, having spent time collaborating with the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland and Beijing Jiaotong University. 

His specialist careers focus includes the fields of accountancy, finance, consultancy, project management and logistics, with expertise in supporting students, staff and external organisations in professional personal branding.

 

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