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  1. 1 Oct 2016

    Edinburgh wins AGCAS Award for Internationalisation 2016

    The University of Edinburgh Careers Service was crowned the winner of the AGCAS Award for Internationalisation, sponsored by UKCISA, at the 2016 AGCAS Awards for Excellence. The Careers Service supports the wider university's strategic aim of incorporating internationalisation in all areas of university activity.

    In 2015, two of the department's initiatives really stood out for developing students' international mindset, outlook and ambition.

  2. 30 Sep 2016

    Disabled graduates' labour market prospects better than assumed, finds AGCAS report

    AGCAS has published the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2014 Disabled Graduates.

    The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This edition of What Happens Next? includes, for the first time, data on postgraduate leavers.

  3. 30 Sep 2016

    New liaison officers appointed for construction and biosciences

    AGCAS is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Liaison Officers (ALOs) to facilitate the exchange of information between industry and the HE careers and employability sector. ALO appointments have been made for CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK, and the Biochemical Society, an organisation working to promote the molecular biosciences.

  4. 14 Sep 2016

    AGCAS research into students' experience of careers fairs

    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.

  5. 14 Sep 2016

    ALO update on teaching in the FE sector

    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.

  6. 30 Aug 2016

    Eluned Jones: My time as AGCAS President

    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. 

  7. 26 Aug 2016

    Vacancies on the AGCAS Postgraduate Taught Task Group

    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.

  8. 24 Aug 2016

    AGCAS Resources Survey 2016: snapshot of HE careers services

    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.  

  9. 24 Aug 2016

    AGCAS Membership Survey 2016: headline findings

    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. 10 Aug 2016

    AGCAS South East Practitioner’s Conference

    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.

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