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  1. 26 Aug 2014

    AGCAS seeks members to form research group

    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.

  2. 19 Aug 2014

    Calling retired or about-to-retire AGCAS members

    For over 12 years, AGCAS has held a reunion for retired and former members. These annual events are held in different parts of the country to encourage and support those coming from across the UK to attend and they are well supported by retired members, many of whom were once active in AGCAS. Margaret Dane has agreed to organise this year's reunion, which will be held in Senate House, University of London, on Wednesday 24 September.

  3. 19 Aug 2014

    Update on planning careers from the RTPI

    Jackie Leyland, Careers Adviser at the University of Liverpool and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), has produced a summary of the discussion following a meeting with RTPI representatives to discuss careers in planning.

  4. 18 Aug 2014

    AGCAS Annual Conference 2014: Bookings still open

    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.

  5. 11 Aug 2014

    AGCAS to sponsor TARGETjobs award 2015

    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.

  6. 11 Aug 2014

    HEA strategic enhancement programmes - call for participation

    The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is inviting expressions of interest from HEA subscribing higher education providers from across the UK to participate in three strategic enhancement programmes commencing in October 2014: embedding employability into the curriculum; internationalising the curriculum; and engaged student learning.

  7. 11 Aug 2014

    Success for world's first careers and employability MOOC

    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.

  8. 22 Jul 2014

    AGR survey: Graduate vacancies predicted to rise

    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.

  9. 17 Jul 2014

    Introducing Eluned Jones, new AGCAS President

    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.

  10. 15 Jul 2014

    ScotGrad wins AGR Work Experience Programme Award

    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.

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