10 Aug 2016
On Thursday 23rd June, the Career Development Service at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, played host to over 150 higher education careers colleagues from across their region at the AGCAS South East Practitioner's Conference. This marked the second of AGCAS's regional conferences and the first to be held in this part of the country.
8 Aug 2016
Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the call for written evidence for the APPG on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professsions.
The AGCAS response focuses on three key strands: improving social mobility through outreach and support; promoting fairness in graduate recruitment; and encouraging transparency.
3 Aug 2016
The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub Committee (GLaM) works with HESA and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. The GLaM Sub Committee met most recently in April where the group received reports from HESA, BIS, HECSU and ONS.
24 Jul 2016
The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced. This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional. In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.
20 Jul 2016
AGCAS is seeking a new liaison officer (ALO) for CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK. CITB has a strategic priority regarding the image and recruitment of the construction industry for professional, management and technical careers. They view the graduate and higher education arena as integral to the success of the sector, as well as providing a variety of opportunities to entrants.
18 Jul 2016
AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for the Biochemical Society, an organisation working to promote the molecular biosciences.
18 Jul 2016
Based on a pilot survey undertaken in a UK university in November 2015, the ‘First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report’ was produced by the AGCAS Research group in early 2016. The report includes students' prior experience of careers support, current views on careers and employability, future intentions of accessing career related activities and opportunities, and their confidence level in practical aspects of employability.
14 Jul 2016
Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Technical Consultation. The AGCAS response relates specifically to the questions posed about the use of employment outcome metrics. The AGCAS view is that implementation of the TEF must take into account much wider conversations within the graduate employment context.
4 Jul 2016
AGCAS members are invited to submit evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professions. Run in partnership with The Sutton Trust, the inquiry will focus on how to increase access of people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the leading professions, such as law, finance, medicine, journalism and politics.
1 Jul 2016
HESA's Statistical First Release of DLHE 2014/15, published on the 30th June, shows a continuous increase in leavers' employment rates since 2011/12. 72% of leavers from higher education were working six months after graduation, a 1% increase compared to the 2013/14 data. Only 5% of leavers were unemployed (unchanged from 2013/14). The rest of leavers were either in full-time or part-time further study, or engaged in other activities. DLHE 2014/15 also reveals a tendency that most leavers worked in professional service sectors.
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