Why should I join AGCAS?

There are several reasons to become a member of AGCAS, the professional body for higher education (HE) careers and employability professionals, including:

  • professional networks, support and expertise across the sector
  • wide range of resources, publications, communications and research
  • high quality tailored professional development, conferences and training
  • support for quality enhancement, impact measurement and benchmarking
  • professional leadership and a strategic voice at national level to influence policy and practice.

Find out more about the benefits of joining by clicking on the diagram below, or scroll down to find out about our different types of membership.


AGCAS has 95% of UK HE institutions as members. As a professional body we have influence with government, employers, academics, the guidance community and other professional bodies. By joining you help us to ensure employability is fully valued in today’s complex and ever-changing landscape of the HE sector. In return AGCAS membership enables services to improve the quality of their provision, the skills and motivation of their staff, and the standing of the service within and outside the institution.


Membership Categories


Service Membership – UK and Ireland

Higher education careers service which support whole institution, or similar.


Service Membership – International

The higher education careers service which support whole institution, or similar, outside of the UK.


Full Membership

Individuals working inside the member service


Partner Membership

Individuals working outside the member service, but for the same organisation/institution.



Individuals who do not belong to a member service.


Student Affiliate

For anyone who is studying full time for a Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG), Qualification in Career Coaching (QCC) or any other Level 4-6 careers guidance qualification.


Retired Affiliate

For individuals who are retired from working in higher education or a role relating to careers or employability.