26 Aug 2014
AGCAS has taken significant steps towards achieving one of its key aims to be 'the focal point for sector-wide research and expert opinion'. We are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested AGCAS members who would like to support and work with the AGCAS Research Officer, AGCAS staff and the Director of Research on the AGCAS Board in developing a research programme for the benefit of members and the wider sector.
18 Aug 2014
Bookings are still open for our first AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers Professionals, sponsored by TARGETjobs, at The University of Warwick on 8 - 9 September 2014, but space is now limited overall and fully booked for some aspects of the conference.
11 Aug 2014
AGCAS has once again been invited to sponsor one of the main awards at the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2015. We will be seeking nominations for The AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement early in the new year. The awards ceremony, now in its 11th year, will take place at Mayfair's Grosvenor House on 1 April 2015.
11 Aug 2014
A team of careers consultants at The Careers Group, University of London has successfully designed and delivered the world's first careers and employability skills MOOC via the Coursera platform. Delivered over six weeks from May to July 2014, the course explored aspects of self-awareness, skills awareness, career readiness, articulating experiences, making a good impression and networking, both online and in person.
22 Jul 2014
The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has published its Graduate Recruitment Summer Survey 2014, providing a detailed insight into the state of the graduate jobs market. Published biannually, the survey also contains: the latest statistics on graduate vacancies and salaries across career areas and regions; graduate selection methods; the availability of student placements and internships; and graduate retention rates and salary progression.
17 Jul 2014
Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, has taken up her post as AGCAS President. Eluned takes over the role from outgoing president Dr Paul Redmond, whose vision and commitment over the past two years has helped raise the profile of AGCAS and steer the national graduate employability agenda.
15 Jul 2014
Scotgrad, a Scottish graduate programme helping university and college graduates find paid placements, was awarded the Association of Graduate Recruiters Work Experience Programme Award 2014 at the recent AGR Student Recruitment Awards ceremony.
14 Jul 2014
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates) at The Careers Group, University of London, has announced that she will retire on 31 July 2014.
During her 31 years of working at the University of London, Anne-Marie has also been an active member of AGCAS, working tirelessly on a wide range of sub-committees and working groups, culminating in her time as AGCAS President, 2010 - 2012.
7 Jul 2014
We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our first AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers Professionals, which will take place at The University of Warwick, 8 - 9 September 2014. The theme of this two-day event is Change: Connectivity and Collaboration.
26 Jun 2014
HESA has published statistics on the destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers from higher education who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK during the academic year 2012/13. The data draws on the 2012/13 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and presents time series analysis relating to 2011/12 when the revised DLHE survey was introduced.
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