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  1. 2014-07-22

    AGR survey: Graduate vacancies predicted to rise

    The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has published its Graduate Recruitment Summer Survey 2014, providing a detailed insight into the state of the graduate jobs market. Published biannually, the survey also contains: the latest statistics on graduate vacancies and salaries across career areas and regions; graduate selection methods; the availability of student placements and internships; and graduate retention rates and salary progression.

  2. 2014-07-17

    Introducing Eluned Jones, new AGCAS President

    Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, has taken up her post as AGCAS President.

    Eluned takes over the role from outgoing president Dr Paul Redmond, whose vision and commitment over the past two years has helped raise the profile of AGCAS and steer the national graduate employability agenda.

  3. 2014-07-15

    ScotGrad wins AGR Work Experience Programme Award

    Scotgrad, a Scottish graduate programme helping university and college graduates find paid placements, was awarded the Association of Graduate Recruiters Work Experience Programme Award 2014 at the recent AGR Student Recruitment Awards ceremony.

  4. 2014-07-14

    Anne-Marie Martin, former AGCAS President, to retire

    Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates) at The Careers Group, University of London, has announced that she will retire on 31 July 2014.

    During her 31 years of working at the University of London, Anne-Marie has also been an active member of AGCAS, working tirelessly on a wide range of sub-committees and working groups, culminating in her time as AGCAS President, 2010 - 2012.

  5. 2014-07-11

    Call for articles for Phoenix, AGCAS journal

    The editorial team is seeking articles for the next issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS digital journal, which is due to be published in September 2014. In particular, they are interested in receiving contributions on the themes of structures and delivery models and globalisation.

  6. 2014-07-11

    AGCAS appoints new ALO for RIBA

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Chris Jones, Careers Consultant at Nottingham Trent University, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Chris will be liaising with RIBA to ensure that members are kept informed about career opportunities in architecture, as well as other factors affecting the profession, such as the impact of the EU Directive on professional qualifications.

  7. 2014-07-07

    AGCAS Annual Conference 2014: Bookings now open

    We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our first AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers Professionals, which will take place at The University of Warwick, 8 - 9 September 2014. The theme of this two-day event is Change: Connectivity and Collaboration.

  8. 2014-07-01

    Review of the Higher Education Achievement Report

    The HEA has commissioned HECSU to review the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The review is 'formative' and the HEA's interest lies in assessing the impact that the HEAR has had and whether it has influenced or been taken up and used by key stakeholder groups (including HE providers, employers and students) and has led to improvements in the student learning experience and employability.

  9. 2014-06-26

    HESA publishes graduate destinations statistics

    HESA has published statistics on the destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers from higher education who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK during the academic year 2012/13. The data draws on the 2012/13 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and presents time series analysis relating to 2011/12 when the revised DLHE survey was introduced.

  10. 2014-06-25

    Update from the Graduate Labour Market Task Group

    The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) regularly meets with representatives from HESA, HEFCE, BIS, ONS, HECSU and other key stakeholders in the collection of graduate labour market data to discuss issues arising out of data collection and any forthcoming changes, and their possible implications for institutions. The task group has produced a useful update for members outlining recent meetings, current projects, group membership and the AGCAS nominee for the Longitudinal DLHE steering group.

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