14 Sep 2016
In 2015, the universities of Birmingham, Royal Holloway and Salford took part in a pilot project run by members of the AGCAS Research Group.
The research sought to gain a better understanding of what students gain from careers fairs in terms of information-gathering, opportunities for self-reflection, concrete links to employers, and applications and interview advice.
14 Sep 2016
Back in June 2016, Alison Proudlove, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for The Education & Training Foundation (ETF), met with a representative from the ETF to discuss further education (FE) teaching. Alison has since produced a detailed report giving an update on developments in the sector.
30 Aug 2016
Eluned Jones stepped down from the AGCAS Board of Directors at the end of July following the end of her two-year term as AGCAS President. During her time on the Board, Eluned represented AGCAS at the highest levels, promoting the AGCAS message. We thank Eluned for her invaluable contribution to the AGCAS Board and the wider AGCAS community.
26 Aug 2016
The AGCAS Postgraduate Taught Task Group is seeking two new members to enhance their strong, proactive team. This is an exciting time to join the group to further develop how AGCAS members work with postgraduate taught (PGT) students.
24 Aug 2016
The results of the AGCAS Member Services Resources Survey 2016 have now been collated and analysed. The purpose of this research was to explore the strategic positioning of careers services within HE institutions and to find out ways that careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is delivered.
24 Aug 2016
The results are in from the AGCAS Membership Survey 2016, which took place earlier this year.
The results of the survey provide valuable insight into the priorities and needs of members, which will inform the development of the AGCAS strategy.
10 Aug 2016
On Thursday 23rd June, the Career Development Service at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, played host to over 150 higher education careers colleagues from across their region at the AGCAS South East Practitioner's Conference. This marked the second of AGCAS's regional conferences and the first to be held in this part of the country.
8 Aug 2016
Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the call for written evidence for the APPG on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professsions.
The AGCAS response focuses on three key strands: improving social mobility through outreach and support; promoting fairness in graduate recruitment; and encouraging transparency.
3 Aug 2016
The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub Committee (GLaM) works with HESA and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. The GLaM Sub Committee met most recently in April where the group received reports from HESA, BIS, HECSU and ONS.
24 Jul 2016
The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced. This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional. In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.
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