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  1. 13 Jul 2015

    Burwalls – the end of an era

    Jan Perrett MBE, former Deputy Director at The University of Nottingham and HE training consultant, reminisces over the many good times spent on AGCAS training courses at Burwalls - and looks at what made it a unique venue.

  2. 3 Jul 2015

    Destinations of disabled graduates revealed in new report

    The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2013 Disabled Graduates. This annual report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

  3. 30 Jun 2015

    Attracting new talent - building an employer brand

    Josie Leydon, Employer Liaison Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University's (MMU) Careers & Employability Service, explains how the Employer Liaison Team has reorganised and rebranded itself in order to create a unified service.

  4. 30 Jun 2015

    Construction industry CIAG survey

    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are continuously seeking to improve their understanding of how construction-related careers information is communicated to young people and adults by careers advisers, teachers and other influencers. As part of this work, AGCAS members whose role involves providing construction careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) to young people and/or adults in England, Scotland or Wales are invited to complete an online survey to help identify opportunities for improvement.


  5. 29 Jun 2015

    Phoenix: June 2015 issue available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available.

    The June 2015 edition focuses on collaboration, exploring the fantastic array of innovative and inspirational collaborative work taking place in HE careers. In this issue you can read about examples of internal departmental collaboration, external collaboration with industry and collaboration with students.

  6. 29 Jun 2015

    Vacancies on the Internationalisation Task Group

    The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group is seeking three new members to help shape the careers support available to international students at UK universities and encourage UK students to gain an international outlook.

  7. 16 Jun 2015

    Nicola Turner awarded MBE

    AGCAS member Nicola Turner, Director of Employability at Aston University, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to higher education and graduate employability. Since joining Aston University in 2003, she has helped thousands of students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, raise their aspirations and launch successful and rewarding careers. 

    "I come to work every day and I do a job that I love – I thought that was as good as it gets. When I got the letter I was amazed and overwhelmed. It feels very special", Nicola commented.

  8. 12 Jun 2015

    Grant Thornton: two years on from dropping graduate entry requirements

    Grant Thornton currently hires over 500 trainees across four programmes and receives over 10,000 applications. Around two years ago they dropped all academic entry requirements for all their programmes, instead focusing on behaviours, shared values and potential. In a sector that traditionally takes a very traditional approach to academic entry requirements, it was a bold move.

  9. 8 Jun 2015

    Learn more about careers in landscape architecture

    The Landscape Institute (LI) is keen to raise members' awareness of the graduate opportunities available in landscape architecture. Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer at the LI, has provided an overview of the profession, and of the careers resources available to members, and is working with the AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) Marcus Zientek to help answer members' questions.

  10. 2 Jun 2015

    New AGCAS link with ICSA

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Chris Packham, Careers Consultant at the University of Birmingham, is the new AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), the qualifying and membership body for chartered secretaries, many of whom work as company secretaries and in other corporate governance roles. Chris will be liaising with ICSA to ensure that members are kept informed about graduate opportunities in the profession.

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