22 Feb 2016
Six employers have been shortlisted for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement 2016. They were all nominated by AGCAS-member higher education careers services.
One of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the AGCAS award focuses on employers who develop and sustain good working relationships with higher education careers and employability services.
15 Feb 2016
Chris Jones, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Senior Careers Adviser at The University of Nottingham, has been liaising with RIBA to provide members with an update on changes to architectural education and careers in architecture.
11 Feb 2016
Frances Gow, Employability Manager at the University of Westminster, explains how they have developed their Talent Bank service, originally set up to give students the opportunity to apply for paid temporary and part-time vacancies on campus, to benefit both students and local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
11 Feb 2016
Mona Vadher, Employer Engagement Manager at City University London, discusses the importance of helping students understand who they are and what they have to offer a graduate employer.
25 Jan 2016
We are delighted to welcome Elaine Boyes as AGCAS's new Executive Director. Elaine took up post on 18th January and is already working very closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff on key priorities.
Elaine brings significant previous experience in staff management, strategy development and business planning. Her appointment is crucial to the future of the organisation and our vision of creating a sustainable and representative professional body.
25 Jan 2016
AGCAS has submitted its response to the government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape.
12 Jan 2016
New members have been appointed to the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee. Andrew Whitmore (Manchester) joins the group as Co-Chair working alongside Terry Dray, existing Co-Chair and the Heads of Service Representative on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The group is also joined by Christopher Tye (Reading) and Stephen Davie (Sheffield).
11 Jan 2016
The annual AGCAS graduate labour market survey reveals that the vast majority of the leaders of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market improved further in 2015.
More than four in five (81.5%) of respondents to the AGCAS Heads of Service Graduate Market and Student Engagement Survey agree that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the year to 31 July 2015 than the previous year.
16 Dec 2015
Diane Appleton, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, has produced an update on her work with the LLAS. LLAS engages in research and projects at the level of government policy and activities which promote greater public engagement with languages and related studies.
25 Nov 2015
AGCAS members are invited to contribute to the official AGCAS response to the government's green paper, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views on the proposed next steps for HE reform, which include: the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); widening participation by improving access to, success in and progression from HE for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups; creating a new single gateway for entry; and establishing a new Office for Students.
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