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  1. 20 Jan 2014

    AGCAS in Brussels

    In early December 2013, an AGCAS delegation visited the European Commission. The group included members from throughout the UK and Ireland with a good cross-section of institutions represented. There was also a range of roles from Heads of Service, Careers and Employability Advisers/Consultants, Placement Advisers, Employer Engagement specialists, plus Chris Jackson of AGCAS as visit coordinator.

  2. 14 Jan 2014

    TARGETjobs Awards 2014: Nominate an employer

    Once again, AGCAS has been invited by GTI to judge and present an award at the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards to be presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday 20 March. We have chosen as its title: The AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers and Employability Service Engagement.

  3. 14 Jan 2014

    AGCAS welcomes University Campus Barnsley

    AGCAS is pleased to welcome University Campus Barnsley into its membership. There are around 700 FTE higher education students studying at the campus and courses available include degrees in art and design, construction, early years, film and animation, music and music technology and teacher training courses. HE provision is managed and delivered by Barnsley College and the degrees are validated by the University of Huddersfield.

  4. 16 Dec 2013

    New resources for placement and work-based learning

    The AGCAS Placement and Work-based Learning Task Group has launched a new range of placement and work-based learning resources. Many of these examples have been created by members for colleagues at institutions where placement and work-based learning is considered core business within the university curriculum. 

  5. 12 Dec 2013

    AGCAS publications: Where to find them

    AGCAS publishes a wide range of careers publications for members to use in their work with students and graduates. Remember, it's easy to spot AGCAS content as it will have our logo on the page.

  6. 8 Dec 2013

    Football tournament planned for HE careers services and graduate recruiters

    Gradcore is organising a six-a-side football tournament, The Gradcore Cup 2014, for university careers services and graduate recruiters. The event is planned for May/June 2014. The tournament is open to all AGCAS members, entering as individuals or whole services, from all regions of the UK.

  7. 2 Dec 2013

    Is a degree the best route to a successful career?

    Jenny Blakesley, AGCAS Vice President and Director of Careers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), was recently a guest on Radio 4's You and Yours. The programme's discussion was based on the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics that suggest that increasing numbers of graduates are working in non-graduate roles, and addressed the issues around whether taking a degree is still the best passport to a successful career.

  8. 2 Dec 2013

    Leeds City College joins AGCAS

    AGCAS has welcomed Leeds City College as a new member service. The Head of Service (Career Development Manager) is Claire Miller. Leeds City College is the UK's third largest further education establishment and has 1,828 FTE higher education students.

  9. 2 Dec 2013

    AGCAS welcomes RCSI as new member

    AGCAS is delighted to welcome the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as our latest new member service. The RCSI has 3,321 FTE higher education students. As well as offering courses in medicine, the RCSI also offers a range of other courses in subjects such as nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

  10. 2 Dec 2013

    Peer-to-peer mentoring across education programmes

    Adele Merrison, Careers Consultant at the University of the West of England (UWE), describes the mentoring project she set up across education programmes at the university. The project aimed to improve UWE students' applications for teaching posts, at the same time as providing HE work experience for UWE Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) students.

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