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  1. 18 Feb 2014

    New College of the Humanities and BI Norwegian Business School join AGCAS

    AGCAS is delighted to welcome two new member services: New College of the Humanities in London and BI Norwegian Business School.

  2. 7 Feb 2014

    Insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

    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.

  3. 6 Feb 2014

    Temporary roles on the AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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