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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 19 Aug 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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