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  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 24 Jan 2014

    University of Aberdeen: Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life

    The primary aim of this Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded project is to translate high level graduate attribute statements into practical language that can be understood and used by academic staff in their subject areas, students in those areas and also by employers.

  5. 23 Jan 2014

    The Careers Group share experience in webinars and MOOCs

    C2 Consultancy, part of The Careers Group, University of London, was chosen by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to host and deliver one of their employability-themed workshops on 10 December 2013.  The aim was to showcase The Careers Group's extensive work in the area of webinars and online learning and to provide an opportunity for participants to share best practice and learn from each other.

  6. 21 Jan 2014

    Vacancy for the role of AGCAS President-Elect

    Nominations are invited from Full Members of AGCAS for the post of President-Elect on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The duration of this role is approximately six months, leading to the commencement of a two-year term of office as AGCAS President from 1st August 2014. Within the overarching responsibilities there is significant scope and opportunity for the President to undertake and fashion the role to meet his or her own style, strengths and interests. 


  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 

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