AGCAS Research

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Latest AGCAS research

Please be aware some of these reports may be locked to AGCAS members only. If you are not currently a member and are interested in learning more about any of the research listed below, please contact our Head of External Relations.

Practitioner research

AGCAS members are supported and encouraged to undertake and share practitioner research. Many members engage in research as part of the Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE) qualification, delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS.

The HECSU Research Fund helps foster an evidence-led, innovative research culture in higher education careers.

The AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice encourages and promotes evidenced-based practice in all areas of members’ activity.

The AGCAS Research Conference celebrates research-informed practice and aims to share expertise and insights from practitioner researchers, careers professionals, academics and research students.

Graduate outcomes

AGCAS member services play a vital role in the collection and interpretation of graduate destinations data, historically via the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Our publications What Do Graduates Do? (produced in partnership with Prospects/HECSU) and What Happens Next? A report on the first destinations of disabled graduates (produced by the AGCAS Disability Task Group) present findings that draw on DLHE data.

AGCAS made a significant contribution to HESA's #NewDLHE Destinations and Outcomes Review (2015 - 2017) and continues to be represented on the HESA Graduate Outcomes Steering Group. The AGCAS Graduate Employability and Outcomes Data Group (GEOD) aims to support member services with the transition to Graduate Outcomes.

Collaborative research projects


To find out more about the AGCAS Research and Knowledge Strategy area see here