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  1. 2015-02-20

    Phoenix: February 2015 edition now available

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

    The February 2015 edition focuses on university mission groups, exploring the role these groups play in the higher education landscape. Do they shape careers service employability identities? Unite or divide?

  2. 2015-02-19

    Impact of the closure of the Post Study Work route revealed

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration has published an inquiry report into the impact of closing the Post Study Work (PSW) route in 2012, which allowed non-EU graduates to seek employment in the UK for up to two years after their studies.

  3. 2015-02-19

    Win for AGCAS members at NUE Awards

    The sixth National Undergraduate Employability Awards (NUE Awards) took place on Friday 6 February 2015 in London. The event was organised by RMP Enterprise, sponsored by PwC and supported by AGCAS and AGR. This year's ceremony was also run in association with The Guardian.

  4. 2015-02-04

    New research fund for careers staff

    HECSU are offering a £50,000 Research Fund to support the research interests of careers staff in HECSU member institutions. The funding is available exclusively to projects led by staff at universities that are HECSU members, with up to £5,000 available for each individual project. 

  5. 2015-02-03

    TARGETjobs AGCAS award shortlist announced

    Six employers have been shortlisted for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement 2015. They were all nominated by higher education careers services. The award is one of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

  6. 2015-02-02

    New liaison officers for CILIP and RICS

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Lucy Hawkins, Careers Adviser at the University of Oxford, and Jenny Clark, Careers Consultant and Operational Coordinator at the University of Exeter, have been appointed as the new AGCAS liaison officers (ALOs) for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) respectively.

  7. 2014-12-04

    Academic career journeys: new research published

    The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group has published a new report, Getting the First Lecturing Job, which reveals how doctoral researchers and PhDs manage the challenging and demanding transition from early careers researcher to the established academic position of lecturer. 

  8. 2014-10-13

    Experiences of a careers and employability intern at the University of Huddersfield

    Debbie Kearns has recently taken on the role of Careers and Employability Graduate Intern at the University of Huddersfield. Here, she explores the transition from student to employee and looks at how both she and the university have benefited from the opportunity.

  9. 2014-10-08

    Developing global mindsets: Dundee's international internships

    With UK employers now seeking employees with an international perspective and awareness of global business cultures, it is becoming more important for graduates to possess skills to help drive companies forward and compete in a global market. To help students gain these skills and the confidence in working across many cultures, the University of Dundee provides the Internship Graduate Certificate - Global.

  10. 2014-10-08

    Creating global citizens: International placements at Aston

    With an increasing number of businesses calling for graduates with international experience, never before has the need to be able to collaborate in intercultural contexts been so important. Students who complete a placement abroad will develop the global competencies that employers are looking for, which is why Aston University sends over 300 students on international placements every year.

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