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  1. 11 Jan 2016

    Graduate labour market improves further, report university careers and employability services

    The annual AGCAS graduate labour market survey reveals that the vast majority of the leaders of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market improved further in 2015.

    More than four in five (81.5%) of respondents to the AGCAS Heads of Service Graduate Market and Student Engagement Survey agree that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the year to 31 July 2015 than the previous year. 

  2. 16 Dec 2015

    ALO update on careers with languages

    Diane Appleton, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, has produced an update on her work with the LLAS. LLAS engages in research and projects at the level of government policy and activities which promote greater public engagement with languages and related studies.

  3. 25 Nov 2015

    HE Green Paper - AGCAS response to reform proposals

    AGCAS members are invited to contribute to the official AGCAS response to the government's green paper, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views on the proposed next steps for HE reform, which include: the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); widening participation by improving access to, success in and progression from HE for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups; creating a new single gateway for entry; and establishing a new Office for Students.

  4. 16 Nov 2015

    AGCAS welcomes Zayed University as latest international member

    AGCAS is delighted to welcome Zayed University, Abu Dhabi as our latest new international service member. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Zayed University offers bachelor and master's degrees in arts and sciences, business, education, IT and media.

  5. 27 Oct 2015

    Elaine Boyes appointed AGCAS Executive Director

    AGCAS is delighted to announce the successful appointment of Elaine Boyes to the position of AGCAS Executive Director. Elaine will be joining AGCAS in early 2016 and will take up a position that is absolutely fundamental to our vision of creating a sustainable and representative professional body, which is recognised more broadly as the 'go-to' organisation in our field

  6. 26 Oct 2015

    Phoenix: October 2015 issue now available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The theme of the October 2015 issue is Surviving and thriving through change. It features articles drawing on both individual approaches and wider service strategies to responding to, dealing with, managing and surviving the process of change.

  7. 21 Oct 2015

    Record number of new graduates in work, reports What Do Graduates Do?

    Findings from the 2015 edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that a total of 199,810 graduates were known to be working in the UK six months after graduation, up 6% from last year and marking the largest number of new graduate entrants to the UK labour market on record.

    Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU). 

  8. 20 Oct 2015

    Sue Bennett appointed AGCAS Vice-President

    AGCAS is delighted to announce that Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills at The University of Warwick, has been appointed to the role of AGCAS Vice-President on the Board of Directors. Sue brings to the role a significant amount of experience in internationalisation. Most recently, this has included creating a contract between AGCAS and the British Council for the supply of IAG and employer engagement training to new careers service staff and their management in Kazakhstan.

  9. 19 Oct 2015

    Call for evidence: graduate employment and accreditation in STEM

    AGCAS has been invited to contribute evidence to HEFCE's review of graduate employment and accreditation in STEM. There are two separate reviews, both commissioned in direct response to the government's science and innovation strategy to explore some of the issues around the employment outcomes of graduates from STEM disciplines.

  10. 5 Oct 2015

    Update from the AGCAS Retired Members Group

    AGCAS members and those about to retire may be interested to know that there is an active group of mainly retired AGCAS members and a few alumni who have left AGCAS services but are still in employment in the careers sector. 

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