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  1. 13 Jun 2014

    Jan Perrett awarded MBE

    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. 

  2. 11 Jun 2014

    Midlands to host inaugural AGCAS regional conference

    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.

  3. 2 Jun 2014

    Vacancy on the Teaching and Related Professions Task Group

    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.

  4. 2 Jun 2014

    Parental influence research: survey for AGCAS members

    GTI Media and AGCAS are collaborating on a research project to examine how, when and how far parents influence their children's choice of university, degree course, career and employer.

    AGCAS members are encouraged to complete the short survey aimed at careers and employability staff, which will complement the larger studies undertaken with students and parents.

  5. 19 May 2014

    Representing AGCAS in the media: Directory of Experts

    Do you have a good knowledge of a particular area of careers and employability work, for example subject or sector-specific LMI, widening participation, diversity issues, international students, or postgraduate study? AGCAS is creating a Directory of Experts: a register of AGCAS members who will volunteer, as opportunities and requests arise, to speak confidently on behalf of the organisation to the press, researchers and other interested parties.

  6. 15 May 2014

    Vitae project explores what research staff do next

    Clare Jones, a member of the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group, is part of a project team investigating the careers of research staff who moved from research posts in European higher education institutions to other employment sectors. The project, What do research staff do next?, is run by Vitae in collaboration with Naturejobs.

  7. 15 May 2014

    Placement and Work Based Learning Task Group vacancy

    The AGCAS Placement and Work Based Learning Task Group is seeking a new member. If you are currently working as a placement adviser or leading a team of staff in facilitating summer internships or long-term placements and you are interested in contributing to the AGCAS community by sharing information and good practice from your institution, please consider joining the task group. 

  8. 8 May 2014

    High-flyers excel in national student business contest

    Teams from 12 universities from across the UK recently visited Lancaster University to compete head to head in the prestigious FLUX competition. Their challenge - specifically designed to test business and commercial skills - was set by international construction and engineering group Costain.

  9. 8 May 2014

    Linking career planning and scientific thinking: An approach to working with science graduates

    Jackie Hartley, Careers Centre Employability Manager at Staffordshire University, explains how she has developed a new approach to working with science undergraduates based on tailoring careers management teaching to the academic discipline.

  10. 6 May 2014

    New guidelines for setting up regional DLHE groups

    The Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) has published guidelines and recommendations to support new or existing members with setting up, joining or running a regional DLHE group.

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