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  1. 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, Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, 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.

  2. 19 Nov 2015

    Graduate labour market statistics consultation

    A consultation on the content and frequency of the Graduate labour market statistics (GLMS) publication has been launched. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views from users of the statistics, specifically on the frequency and content of future releases.

  3. 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.

  4. 13 Nov 2015

    Capturing employer engagement - Phoenix articles wanted

    The Phoenix Editorial Team is seeking articles for the next issue of AGCAS's digital journal, which is due to be published in February 2016.

    The main theme of the next issue of Phoenix will be Employer Engagement. The Editorial Team is interested in receiving examples of good/innovative practice, evidence of research, views or opinion pieces on a range of topics based on recent and/or previous experience of working with all types of employers from all sectors.

  5. 9 Nov 2015

    Nominations open for TARGETjobs employer award 2016

    Nominations are now open for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016.

    This award recognises employers who provide outstanding support for careers services' work with students and graduates. 

  6. 3 Nov 2015

    AHECS survey - careers provision for doctoral students

    The Association for Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS), the professional association of careers advisory and placement professionals in higher education in Ireland, is conducting an online survey to explore best practice in careers management provision for doctoral students, both at a national and international level.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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). 

  10. 20 Oct 2015

    Sue Bennett appointed AGCAS Vice-President

    AGCAS is delighted to announce that Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills at The University of Warwick, has been appointed to the role of AGCAS Vice-President on the Board of Directors. Sue brings to the role a significant amount of experience in internationalisation. Most recently, this has included creating a contract between AGCAS and the British Council for the supply of IAG and employer engagement training to new careers service staff and their management in Kazakhstan.

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