Tass Sgouros MCom; PGCE
Director of Progression Guidance
- Having worked for 24 years as a Director of Student Progression Guidance (in addition to teaching Economics), at a large, highly successful Sixth Form College, Tass Sgouros has organised and managed HE systems, and trained both staff and students in the UCAS system. Developed and led a team of 15 HE advisers in providing guidance, checking and giving feedback to students, and facilitating the completion of 650 applications on an annual basis. Supported students in the light of their offers, and offered support for UCAS extra. Organised student finance support workshops and UCAS clearing training and facilitated a ‘Clearing’ clinic supported by local universities.
- Provided support and guidance to Oxbridge, Medicine/Dentistry and Veterinary students, devised filtering system and support, and also organised and provided interview workshops and mock interviews for students – particularly for Oxbridge, Medics, Dental and Veterinary applicants.
- Created a reference database on Access to facilitate 650 references on an annual basis and organised quality control mechanisms. Organised staff training on reference writing, completion of UCAS application, UCAS system and use of Careers resources.
- Created in house resource: 14 sequential Careers guides with clear guidance and timetable of activities for personal tutors, including Finance game, interactive HE questionnaire and Degree Course Offers booklet which are available to all staff.
- Organised annually the Cheshire HE & Careers Fair open to local and regional schools and colleges and widely supported by British, European, and American Universities, year out organisations, employers and trainer providers.
- Under his leadership the Careers Department was cited an example of best practice by Ofsted, Department of Education and Investors in Careers and received Investors in Careers award 5 times.
- Tass is also the author of Careers and HE support manual published by Trotman publishers.
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