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  1. 6 Feb 2014

    AGCAS welcomes St Patrick's College, Drumcondra

    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.

  2. 5 Feb 2014

    Shortlist for the TARGETjobs AGCAS award announced

    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


  3. 5 Feb 2014

    Introduction to Newman University Careers Service

    AGCAS welcomed Newman University as a new member service in September 2013. The university is based in Birmingham and has just over 2,500 higher education students. Head of Service, Melissa Clarke, talks more about the careers service and their current initiatives and challenges.


  4. 31 Jan 2014

    Vacancy on the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group

    The AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group is looking for a new member to write articles for What Do Graduates Do?, written by members of the group and produced in conjunction with HECSU, and contribute to increasing awareness of the publication within AGCAS and beyond.

  5. 31 Jan 2014

    Supporting international students with overseas LMI

    As research for one of the modules of the AGCAS/Warwick CEIGHE Diploma, Rachel Coombes, trainee careers consultant at the University of Exeter, examined to what extent UK institutions should be trying to support international students with overseas labour market intelligence (LMI).

  6. 31 Jan 2014

    NTU: Using social media to engage with students

    Rish Baruah was recruited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as a careers consultant with a social media remit. Here, he discusses the challenges of establishing a social media presence that conforms to the demands of corporate identity and gives his top tips for using social media successfully when engaging with students.

  7. 30 Jan 2014

    Ambitious Futures: a new graduate programme for university leadership

    A group of universities has come together with the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) to create Ambitious Futures, a new graduate programme for university leadership. They recognised that while other sectors had a formalised career development path, the university sector had no obvious entry for high-calibre graduates looking to begin their career in university leadership and management.

  8. 24 Jan 2014

    University of Aberdeen: Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life

    The primary aim of this Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded project is to translate high level graduate attribute statements into practical language that can be understood and used by academic staff in their subject areas, students in those areas and also by employers.

  9. 23 Jan 2014

    The Careers Group share experience in webinars and MOOCs

    C2 Consultancy, part of The Careers Group, University of London, was chosen by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to host and deliver one of their employability-themed workshops on 10 December 2013.  The aim was to showcase The Careers Group's extensive work in the area of webinars and online learning and to provide an opportunity for participants to share best practice and learn from each other.

  10. 21 Jan 2014

    Vacancy for the role of AGCAS President-Elect

    Nominations are invited from Full Members of AGCAS for the post of President-Elect on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The duration of this role is approximately six months, leading to the commencement of a two-year term of office as AGCAS President from 1st August 2014. Within the overarching responsibilities there is significant scope and opportunity for the President to undertake and fashion the role to meet his or her own style, strengths and interests. 


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