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  1. 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.

  2. 27 Jun 2016

    AGCAS response to the EU referendum

    Following last week's EU referendum outcome, the role of AGCAS member services in providing high-quality information, advice and guidance to students and graduates, and delivering support to employers and academics, is more important than ever to ensure our students and graduates develop the skills and attributes needed to navigate an uncertain and potentially changing jobs market.

    As a community, we must prepare for the uncertainty and potential changes in the graduate labour market.

  3. 22 Jun 2016

    Phoenix: graduate attributes issue now available

    The latest edition of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The June 2016 issue focuses on graduate attributes, with articles outlining the various ways that HE careers and employability services are working with students and employers to raise awareness of the key attributes needed to attain graduate employment.

    Despite being widely preached by universities, careers services and students alike, confusion still surrounds the graduate attributes agenda.  

  4. 22 Jun 2016

    Tammy Goldfeld: my experience on the AGCAS Board

    Tammy Goldfeld has departed from the AGCAS Board of Directors following the end of her three-year term of office. Tammy has been the AGCAS Director of Membership since June 2013 and has done an absolutely fantastic job at promoting our message. We would like to thank Tammy for her invaluable contribution to the Board.

  5. 20 Jun 2016

    STEP to launch National Internship Week (27 June - 1 July)

    National Internship Week is a week-long celebration of internships, taking place from 27 June - 1 July. The week aims to highlight the positive impact that paid internships have on businesses, the UK economy and the interns themselves.

  6. 20 Jun 2016

    Be More - making graduate attributes meaningful at Keele

    Lisa McWilliams, Head of Careers and Employability at Keele University, reflects on bringing graduate attributes to life through themed activities, events, workshops and purple ducks!

  7. 20 Jun 2016

    Helping PhD students articulate their skills to employers

    Lorna Warnock, Employability Manager from the Department of Biology at The University of York, discusses the competency framework they use to articulate the skills of PhD students to potential employers. This toolkit is designed to help PhD students assess their own competencies and professional development whilst undertaking their PhD internships.

  8. 20 Jun 2016

    Developing your Global Career webinar series

    In Spring 2016 the Midlands International Group, a consortium of 16 universities, delivered a webinar series consisting of 13 online events targeted at international students. The sessions were supported by funding from UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and careers professionals from across the region worked with employers and alumni to run a week of online sessions, which were designed to prepare for students for the global job market.

  9. 17 Jun 2016

    What's the use of an attributes list?

    Sam Rhodes, Head of Careers Service at the University of Brighton, discusses their unique approach for getting graduates to recognise their attributes. By creating a strong partnership between the careers service and the academic staff, the University of Brighton has been able to embed employability into the curriculum in an accessible way for its students.

  10. 17 Jun 2016

    Playing tag: keeping track of graduate attributes

    Helen Bhanaut, Learning Developer with the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Cardiff Metropolitan University, introduces the concept of tagging as a means to increase awareness of Graduate Attributes.

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