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  1. 25 Jan 2016

    Welcome to Elaine Boyes, new AGCAS Executive Director

    We are delighted to welcome Elaine Boyes as AGCAS's new Executive Director. Elaine took up post on 18th January and is already working very closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff on key priorities.

    Elaine brings significant previous experience in staff management, strategy development and business planning. Her appointment is crucial to the future of the organisation and our vision of creating a sustainable and representative professional body.

  2. 25 Jan 2016

    AGCAS responds to green paper for HE reform

    AGCAS has submitted its response to the government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape.

  3. 12 Jan 2016

    New members on the GLaM sub committee

    New members have been appointed to the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee. Andrew Whitmore (Manchester) joins the group as Co-Chair working alongside Terry Dray, existing Co-Chair and the Heads of Service Representative on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The group is also joined by Christopher Tye (Reading) and Stephen Davie (Sheffield).

  4. 11 Jan 2016

    Graduate labour market improves further, report university careers and employability services

    The annual AGCAS graduate labour market survey reveals that the vast majority of the leaders of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market improved further in 2015.

    More than four in five (81.5%) of respondents to the AGCAS Heads of Service Graduate Market and Student Engagement Survey agree that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the year to 31 July 2015 than the previous year. 

  5. 16 Dec 2015

    ALO update on careers with languages

    Diane Appleton, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, has produced an update on her work with the LLAS. LLAS engages in research and projects at the level of government policy and activities which promote greater public engagement with languages and related studies.

  6. 25 Nov 2015

    HE Green Paper - AGCAS response to reform proposals

    AGCAS members are invited to contribute to the official AGCAS response to the government's green paper, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views on the proposed next steps for HE reform, which include: the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); widening participation by improving access to, success in and progression from HE for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups; creating a new single gateway for entry; and establishing a new Office for Students.

  7. 16 Nov 2015

    AGCAS welcomes Zayed University as latest international member

    AGCAS is delighted to welcome Zayed University, Abu Dhabi as our latest new international service member. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Zayed University offers bachelor and master's degrees in arts and sciences, business, education, IT and media.

  8. 27 Oct 2015

    Elaine Boyes appointed AGCAS Executive Director

    AGCAS is delighted to announce the successful appointment of Elaine Boyes to the position of AGCAS Executive Director. Elaine will be joining AGCAS in early 2016 and will take up a position that is absolutely fundamental to our vision of creating a sustainable and representative professional body, which is recognised more broadly as the 'go-to' organisation in our field

  9. 26 Oct 2015

    Phoenix: October 2015 issue now available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The theme of the October 2015 issue is Surviving and thriving through change. It features articles drawing on both individual approaches and wider service strategies to responding to, dealing with, managing and surviving the process of change.

  10. 21 Oct 2015

    Record number of new graduates in work, reports What Do Graduates Do?

    Findings from the 2015 edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that a total of 199,810 graduates were known to be working in the UK six months after graduation, up 6% from last year and marking the largest number of new graduate entrants to the UK labour market on record.

    Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU). 

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