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  1. 4 Dec 2014

    Academic career journeys: new research published

    The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group has published a new report, Getting the First Lecturing Job, which reveals how doctoral researchers and PhDs manage the challenging and demanding transition from early careers researcher to the established academic position of lecturer. 

  2. 27 Nov 2014

    AGCAS welcomes new members to the Board

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to the AGCAS Board of Directors: Shelagh Green, Andrew Falconer and Stuart Johnson.

    Each will each serve a term of three years, commencing 1st December 2014. Thanks are due to our outgoing Vice-President, Jenny Blakesley, for her invaluable contribution and support over the past two-and-a-half years.

  3. 24 Nov 2014

    New ALO for the pharmaceutical industry

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Ian Walker, Project Manager at the University of Leicester, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). Ian will be liaising with the ABPI to ensure that members are kept informed about the pharmaceutical industry and graduate opportunities.

  4. 20 Nov 2014

    AGCAS welcomes Leeds College of Art as new member

    AGCAS is delighted to welcome Leeds College of Art as our latest new member service. The College is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, with students enjoying a small, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere. It offers a range of art-related further education courses and undergraduate programmes, as well as a Master of Arts in Creative Practice aimed at creative practitioners.

  5. 13 Oct 2014

    Vacancy on the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group

    The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group is seeking a new member to join their small but enthusiastic team. The key focus of the group is to support AGCAS members working with early career researchers in order to develop and share expertise, professional practice and resources in this specialist area of provision.

  6. 13 Oct 2014

    Experiences of a careers and employability intern at the University of Huddersfield

    Debbie Kearns has recently taken on the role of Careers and Employability Graduate Intern at the University of Huddersfield. Here, she explores the transition from student to employee and looks at how both she and the university have benefited from the opportunity.

  7. 8 Oct 2014

    Developing global mindsets: Dundee's international internships

    With UK employers now seeking employees with an international perspective and awareness of global business cultures, it is becoming more important for graduates to possess skills to help drive companies forward and compete in a global market. To help students gain these skills and the confidence in working across many cultures, the University of Dundee provides the Internship Graduate Certificate - Global.

  8. 8 Oct 2014

    Creating global citizens: International placements at Aston

    With an increasing number of businesses calling for graduates with international experience, never before has the need to be able to collaborate in intercultural contexts been so important. Students who complete a placement abroad will develop the global competencies that employers are looking for, which is why Aston University sends over 300 students on international placements every year.

  9. 6 Oct 2014

    Catching up with AGCAS Alumni

    Each year AGCAS holds a reunion for retired and former members. These events are held in different parts of the country to encourage and support those coming from across the UK to attend and they are well supported by retired members, many of whom were once very active in AGCAS. This year's event, organised by Margaret Dane, took place at Senate House, University of London. Retired member Diane Hay reflects on the day.

  10. 19 Sep 2014

    Big drop in early graduate unemployment, reports What Do Graduates Do?

    Findings from the latest (2014) edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% year-on-year, marking the biggest drop in early graduate unemployment in 15 years.

    This annual publication is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts and figures from the DLHE returns and AGCAS members apply their expertise to provide commentary and written articles to help interpret the figures.

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