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Phoenix (AGCAS journal)

Latest issue: February 2017 - Placements

This issue features articles from many different perspectives: students, placements professionals, employers and academics. Questions arise about who manages placements activity? Are students engaging with the opportunities presented to them? If not, why not? How can we improve conversion rates from initial student interest to placement participation? And, what happens when things go wrong? The AGCAS Placement and Work Based Learning Task Group share their important research into how best to safeguard placement students faced with a crisis.

We also feature articles that consider the role of placements as an institutional marketing tool, explore the benefits of placements from the postgraduate perspective and we hear how colleagues have worked hard to gain the trust of academic staff. The common theme throughout this issue is that one size does not fit all when it comes to placement provision. AGCAS members are experimenting with a variety of different approaches to engage and support students and provide a range of opportunities – and they don’t always work. We hear a successful story of ‘failure’ and how this experience has enhanced and shaped new services.

In addition to this issue’s themed content, you can also read about how waves of technological acceleration are expected to have dramatic effects on the nature of career and employment. What does this mean for the careers and employability profession in practical terms? Are the robots really coming? How will this shape future careers advice and guidance?

About Phoenix

Phoenix is the AGCAS journal, produced three times a year. Publication dates are February, June and October. Phoenix was re-launched as a digital journal in January 2013 and is no longer produced in hard copy.

Each issue focuses on a specific theme. Regular content includes:

• features on the latest developments in the world of HE careers and employability;
• opinion pieces;
• recent careers-related research;
• Careers Anonymous.

Next issue: June 2017 - Supporting postgraduate students

Author(s): Editor: Gemma Green, AGCAS Research and Knowledge Manager; AGCAS Phoenix Editorial Group

Production date: 2017

How to obtain: An archive of digital and pre-digital issues is below (only available to AGCAS members who have registered with this site and signed in).

Communities: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands, Wales, Teaching Professions, South West England, South England, South East England, Scotland, Research Staff, Research, Recruiters and Partners, Quality, Qualification, Psychometric Assessment, Postgraduate, North West England, North East England, London, Legal Subjects, Ireland, Internationalisation, ICT, Health and Medical Professions, Heads and Deputies, Graduate Labour Market (GLaM), Enterprise, Employability, East Midlands, Diversity, Creative Industries, Careers Information, Careers Education, Careers Advice and Guidance, AGCAS

Audiences: Academics, Careers practitioners , Employers

Format: Web

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