15 Jun 2016
Jane McAllister and Katie Whitehouse are both careers consultants in the Careers and Employment Team at Birmingham City University (BCU). Here, they explore how careers consultants are working closely with academics to incorporate BCU’s graduate attributes into the delivery of careers sessions in order to make them more accessible to students from enrolment to graduation.
27 May 2016
Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, provides a round-up of AGCAS activity over the past month, thanking members for their continuing support and seeking contributions to help form the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations.
24 May 2016
Calli Amiras, Deputy Director of the Professional Development Centre and Head of Careers at Brunel University, is proud that Brunel was the first university careers service in the UK to use video interviewing. The careers service initially introduced Sonru's video interviewing as an interview preparation tool for students, but in practice its usage has extended far beyond their original intentions.
24 May 2016
Members of the AGCAS Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Task Group have reinstated their monthly entrepreneurship and enterprise blog. The aim of the blog is to communicate more effectively with careers professionals and academics, as well as with members of the wider community who are interested in keeping up to date with the latest enterprise news and initiatives.
20 May 2016
The AGCAS Board is pleased to endorse the publication of the final report from the Shadbolt review of computer sciences degree accreditation and graduate employability. AGCAS has been identified as a key organisation that needs to be involved in the implementation of a series of recommendations.
This independent review explored the accreditation arrangements for computer science degrees to ensure that they continue to be fit for the future. The focus was on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability.
10 May 2016
On Wednesday 11th May, HESA introduced the consultation around the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.
19 Apr 2016
In this month's update, Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, outlines current HE issues that will impact on the sector and our work. She also invites feedback from members on the possible creation of a STEM Task Group and encourages members to submit a workshop proposal for the forthcoming AGCAS Annual Conference.
9 Apr 2016
Nominations are invited from Full Members of AGCAS for the position of Treasurer on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The Treasurer oversees all financial matters of AGCAS in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing and legal requirements, reporting to the AGCAS Board about the financial health of the organisation. Principal duties include overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements/reports. The role involves close liaison with the AGCAS Business Manager.
7 Apr 2016
J.P. Morgan has won the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement at the 2016 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. J.P. Morgan was nominated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for its programme supporting students from low income backgrounds to achieve their full potential.
4 Apr 2016
On 24 March 2016, the immigration minister James Brokenshire announced there would be no amendments to the rules for international students switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 in order to work in the UK after their studies. The statement came in response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s review of Tier 2.
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