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  1. 15 Jun 2016

    Aligning graduate attributes with careers practice at BCU

    Jane McAllister and Katie Whitehouse are both careers consultants in the Careers and Employment Team at Birmingham City University (BCU). Here, they explore how careers consultants are working closely with academics to incorporate BCU’s graduate attributes into the delivery of careers sessions in order to make them more accessible to students from enrolment to graduation.

  2. 27 May 2016

    AGCAS Executive Director update: consultations and reports (May 2016)

    Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, provides a round-up of AGCAS activity over the past month, thanking members for their continuing support and seeking contributions to help form the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations.

  3. 24 May 2016

    From mock interviews to mastering recruitment practice

    Calli Amiras, Deputy Director of the Professional Development Centre and Head of Careers at Brunel University, is proud that Brunel was the first university careers service in the UK to use video interviewing. The careers service initially introduced Sonru's video interviewing as an interview preparation tool for students, but in practice its usage has extended far beyond their original intentions.

  4. 24 May 2016

    Enterprise blog from AGCAS task group

    Members of the AGCAS Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Task Group have reinstated their monthly entrepreneurship and enterprise blog. The aim of the blog is to communicate more effectively with careers professionals and academics, as well as with members of the wider community who are interested in keeping up to date with the latest enterprise news and initiatives.

  5. 20 May 2016

    AGCAS to help implement Shadbolt computer science recommendations

    The AGCAS Board is pleased to endorse the publication of the final report from the Shadbolt review of computer sciences degree accreditation and graduate employability. AGCAS has been identified as a key organisation that needs to be involved in the implementation of a series of recommendations.

    This independent review explored the accreditation arrangements for computer science degrees to ensure that they continue to be fit for the future. The focus was on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability.

  6. 17 May 2016

    HE White Paper and TEF2 consultation published

    The HE White Paper setting out the government's plans to reform the higher education and research system was published on Monday 16 May 2016. Experts have commented that this is one of the most important developments for HE policy in some time.

  7. 10 May 2016

    HESA consultation on the future of DLHE

    On Wednesday 11th May, HESA introduced the consultation around the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.

  8. 19 Apr 2016

    AGCAS Executive Director update: sector reports (April 2016)

    In this month's update, Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, outlines current HE issues that will impact on the sector and our work. She also invites feedback from members on the possible creation of a STEM Task Group and encourages members to submit a workshop proposal for the forthcoming AGCAS Annual Conference.

  9. 11 Apr 2016

    Prospects to headline sponsor 2016 AGCAS Annual Conference

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Prospects is the headline sponsor for the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2016. We are delighted to be working with Prospects, who have supported AGCAS's flagship conference over many years and helped us to make the Annual Conference the highlight of the HE careers calendar.

  10. 11 Apr 2016

    AGCAS Annual Conference 2016: Bookings now open

    Bookings are now open for the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2016. Returning to a three-day event running from the 6th - 8th September at the University of Chester, the conference theme is Strategy in Action: Innovate, Influence, Impress.

    The conference, supported by headline sponsor Prospects, will include a mix of topical keynote presentations, a wide range of workshops, an exhibition, a conference dinner and the AGCAS Awards for Excellence ceremony. The programme is available on the conference web page.

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