6 Mar 2014
Potential postgraduates repeatedly tell us, at postgraduate fairs, and through our websites PostgraduateStudentships and MastersCompare, that they find keeping track of multiple postgraduate applications daunting and often confusing, especially if they are used to the centralised undergraduate application system. Listening to students talk about their frustration at a student panel we ran led us to develop MyPostgradApps, our free online tool that allows students to manage their postgraduate applications, funding applications and open day bookings, all together in one place. MyPostgradApps was launched in autumn 2012 and is actively used by more than 800 students (and rising!) every day to manage their applications.
4 Mar 2014
AGCAS is pleased to announce that Laura Kerley, Employment Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board. Laura will be liaising with CITB to ensure that members are kept informed about the construction sector and graduate opportunities.
1 Mar 2014
Following the recent election for the role of President-Elect, Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, has been elected to the AGCAS Board. Eluned will take up the position with immediate effect and fulfil the role of President-Elect until the end of July. This will lead to the commencement of a two-year term of office as AGCAS President from 1st August 2014.
25 Feb 2014
Graduate Prospects is looking for a small team of experienced HE careers professionals to help ensure the currency of Types of Jobs and to review the ratings for Prospects Planner.
21 Feb 2014
The latest issue of Phoenix is now available online. The February 2014 edition includes items on the following themes: DLHE and graduate tracking - alternative sources and data integrity; The role of careers information in the modern HE careers service; Approaches to student engagement.
18 Feb 2014
AGCAS is delighted to welcome two new member services: New College of the Humanities in London and BI Norwegian Business School.
7 Feb 2014
The AGR Engineering, Energy and Industry (EEI) Sector Focus Group met in December 2013 to discuss the latest employment hot topics and challenges affecting the sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) with the AGR group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Centrica, First Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.
6 Feb 2014
Two maternity leave vacancies have arisen on the AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group: one position until October 2014 and the other until December 2014. The task group is very active and is currently in the process of organising a national Skills Awards Conference, to be held on 17 June. In addition, they also provide webinars for members and contribute to national work on skills awards, including the recent QAA Recognising Achievement Beyond the Curriculum Toolkit.
6 Feb 2014
AGCAS is pleased to welcome St Patrick's College, Drumcondra (Dublin) to its membership. The college has 2,500 FTE higher education students taking courses in education and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a college of Dublin City University (DCU). The careers service previously came under DCU's AGCAS membership. Maura Fallon is the Head of Service.
5 Feb 2014
Six employers have been shortlisted for the 2014 AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers and Employability Service Engagement. They were all nominated by higher education careers services. The award is one of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. The employers have been shortlisted for their commitment and contribution to the careers and employability education, information, advice and guidance offered at each AGCAS member service
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