6 Feb 2013
Six employers have been shortlisted for The AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers Service Engagement. They were all nominated by higher education careers services. The award is one of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.
5 Feb 2013
AGCAS, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, the voice of HE careers and employability professionals, is delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, it will be working with GTI Media, publishers of TARGETjobs, TARGETjobs Events and TARGETcourses in the UK, to deliver key careers information to undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates.
4 Feb 2013
1 Feb 2013
Heads of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the fourth quarter of 2012 (September to December) than at the same time last year.
29 Jan 2013
The next issue of Phoenix will be published in May. The editorial group is looking forward to receiving a wide range of articles on the following topics: the commercialisation of careers services; using technology; and graduate resilience and adaptability. The deadline for copy is Friday 1 March 2013.
15 Jan 2013
Late in 2012, AGCAS surveyed heads of its member services in order to gain a better understanding of HE institutions' (and particularly careers and employability service managers') experience of and views towards the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
14 Jan 2013
The AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group met in December 2012 to discuss employment opportunities and challenges in the engineering sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGR AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for engineering, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Siemens, Denso and Thales.
11 Jan 2013
For the ninth time, AGCAS has been invited by GTI to judge an award at the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards to be presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 3 April 2013. Once more, the title will be The AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers Service Engagement.
10 Jan 2013
Heads of higher education careers and employability services were treated to a sneak preview of important survey findings at their annual conference in Cardiff last week. GTI Media's employability survey was a follow-up to one carried out six years ago and it showed some fascinating changes. Students and recent graduates were asked a series of questions about how well their university (and, specifically, their careers and employability service) had prepared them for life after university.
18 Dec 2012
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is now open. The NTFS recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching. It is open to all higher education (HE) institutions and further education (FE) colleges with more than 100 FTE students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
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