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  1. 13 Oct 2014

    Vacancy on the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group

    The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group is seeking a new member to join their small but enthusiastic team. The key focus of the group is to support AGCAS members working with early career researchers in order to develop and share expertise, professional practice and resources in this specialist area of provision.

  2. 13 Oct 2014

    Experiences of a careers and employability intern at the University of Huddersfield

    Debbie Kearns has recently taken on the role of Careers and Employability Graduate Intern at the University of Huddersfield. Here, she explores the transition from student to employee and looks at how both she and the university have benefited from the opportunity.

  3. 8 Oct 2014

    Developing global mindsets: Dundee's international internships

    With UK employers now seeking employees with an international perspective and awareness of global business cultures, it is becoming more important for graduates to possess skills to help drive companies forward and compete in a global market. To help students gain these skills and the confidence in working across many cultures, the University of Dundee provides the Internship Graduate Certificate - Global.

  4. 8 Oct 2014

    Creating global citizens: International placements at Aston

    With an increasing number of businesses calling for graduates with international experience, never before has the need to be able to collaborate in intercultural contexts been so important. Students who complete a placement abroad will develop the global competencies that employers are looking for, which is why Aston University sends over 300 students on international placements every year.

  5. 6 Oct 2014

    Catching up with AGCAS Alumni

    Each year AGCAS holds a reunion for retired and former members. These 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 very active in AGCAS. This year's event, organised by Margaret Dane, took place at Senate House, University of London. Retired member Diane Hay reflects on the day.

  6. 23 Sep 2014

    Vacancy on the AGCAS Legal Profession Task Group

    There is a vacancy for AGCAS members on the AGCAS Legal Profession Task Group (LPTG). The group currently comprises six members and meets twice a year to discuss a range of issues related to careers and opportunities in the legal sector.

  7. 19 Sep 2014

    Big drop in early graduate unemployment, reports What Do Graduates Do?

    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.

  8. 18 Sep 2014

    Stranmillis University College joins AGCAS

    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.

  9. 15 Sep 2014

    Scotland's Referendum: independence and the impact on higher education

    With the Scottish independence referendum fast approaching, academic staff at The University of Edinburgh explore the potential impact on higher education in the UK and the views of young people in Scotland.

  10. 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.

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