19 Sep 2014
Findings from the latest (2014) edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% year-on-year, marking the biggest drop in early graduate unemployment in 15 years.
This annual publication is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts and figures from the DLHE returns and AGCAS members apply their expertise to provide commentary and written articles to help interpret the figures.
18 Sep 2014
AGCAS is delighted to welcome Stranmillis University College to AGCAS as a new member service. Stranmillis is a college of Queen's University Belfast with 1,610 higher education (HE) students (940 FTE). The Head of Service is Ciara Love.
19 Aug 2014
Do you have a good knowledge of a particular area of careers and employability work, for example subject or sector-specific LMI, widening participation, diversity issues, international students, or postgraduate study? AGCAS is creating a Directory of Experts: a register of AGCAS members who will volunteer, as opportunities and requests arise, to speak confidently on behalf of the organisation to the press, researchers and other interested parties.
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.
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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