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  1. 14 Sep 2016

    ALO update on teaching in the Further Education sector

    Back 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.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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.

  4. 24 Jul 2016

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence: 2016 shortlists announced

    The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced. This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional. In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.

  5. 18 Jul 2016

    Vacancy for a liaison officer in the Biochemical Society

    AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for the Biochemical Society, an organisation working to promote the molecular biosciences.

  6. 18 Jul 2016

    First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report

    Based on a pilot survey undertaken in a UK university in November 2015, the ‘First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report’ was produced by the AGCAS Research group in early 2016. The report includes students' prior experience of careers support, current views on careers and employability, future intentions of accessing career related activities and opportunities, and their confidence level in practical aspects of employability.

  7. 14 Jul 2016

    AGCAS response to the TEF consultation

    Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Technical Consultation. The AGCAS response relates specifically to the questions posed about the use of employment outcome metrics. The AGCAS view is that implementation of the TEF must take into account much wider conversations within the graduate employment context.

  8. 4 Jul 2016

    Call for evidence: access into leading professions

    AGCAS members are invited to submit evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professions. Run in partnership with The Sutton Trust, the inquiry will focus on how to increase access of people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the leading professions, such as law, finance, medicine, journalism and politics.

  9. 1 Jul 2016

    More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

    HESA's Statistical First Release of DLHE 2014/15, published on the 30th June, shows a continuous increase in leavers' employment rates since 2011/12. 72% of leavers from higher education were working six months after graduation, a 1% increase compared to the 2013/14 data. Only 5% of leavers were unemployed (unchanged from 2013/14). The rest of leavers were either in full-time or part-time further study, or engaged in other activities. DLHE 2014/15 also reveals a tendency that most leavers worked in professional service sectors.

  10. 27 Jun 2016

    AGCAS Executive Director update: strategy and policy work (June 2016)

    As I write, I know many members are still adjusting to the period of uncertainty and change that we are now entering. As careers professionals, I also know that members' focus will be on supporting and advising students and graduates during this period of transition. Following consultation with AGCAS heads of service, the AGCAS Board has published its response to the AGCAS referendum.

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