11 Jul 2014
The editorial team is seeking articles for the next issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS digital journal, which is due to be published in September 2014. In particular, they are interested in receiving contributions on the themes of structures and delivery models and globalisation.
3 Jul 2014
GTI has changed the name of targetcourses.co.uk to targetpostgrad.com to more specifically reflect the course content on the site - postgraduate qualifications rather than generic courses - and also in order to be more relevant to an international audience.
1 Jul 2014
The HEA has commissioned HECSU to review the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The review is 'formative' and the HEA's interest lies in assessing the impact that the HEAR has had and whether it has influenced or been taken up and used by key stakeholder groups (including HE providers, employers and students) and has led to improvements in the student learning experience and employability.
27 Jun 2014
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration has launched an inquiry into the closure of the Post-Study Work (PSW) route for international students. The PSW route allowed non-EU graduates to seek employment in the UK for up to two years after their studies, and was closed by the Home Office in April 2012. AGCAS members are invited to contribute to an official AGCAS response to the inquiry.
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.
25 Jun 2014
The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) regularly meets with representatives from HESA, HEFCE, BIS, ONS, HECSU and other key stakeholders in the collection of graduate labour market data to discuss issues arising out of data collection and any forthcoming changes, and their possible implications for institutions. The task group has produced a useful update for members outlining recent meetings, current projects, group membership and the AGCAS nominee for the Longitudinal DLHE steering group.
16 Jun 2014
HRH The Princess Royal has met graduates and young professionals at the Rewarding Interns event organised by The Careers Group, University of London to award the best interns and employers participating in the London Councils Internship Programme (LCIP) and the Step Internships Scheme.
13 Jun 2014
Jan Perrett, former Deputy Director of the Careers and Employability Service at The University of Nottingham and Honorary Lifetime Member of AGCAS, has been named in the Queen's birthday honours lists 2014.
The lists recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK. Jan has been awarded an MBE for Services to Higher Education.
Jan Perrett has had an outstanding national impact on careers guidance practice, the professional development and training of careers staff and the quality of HE careers services over the last 15 years.
11 Jun 2014
AGCAS is holding its first regional conference, the AGCAS HE Careers Professionals Midlands Showcase, in Leicester on 25 June 2014. This one-day event will showcase the success of AGCAS members in the region and is a new venture for AGCAS, which we hope to reproduce for other regions in the future.
2 Jun 2014
The AGCAS Teaching and Related Professions Task Group is seeking a new member. If you would like to develop your knowledge of teacher training, recruitment and careers in the education sector, why not consider joining? You don't need to be a careers adviser and you don't need to be an 'education expert'. However, you do need enthusiasm and a desire to contribute, and some knowledge of teacher training and the variety of roles in the education sector would be a distinct advantage.
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