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  1. 2016-09-14

    AGCAS research into students' experience of careers fairs

    In 2015, the universities of Birmingham, Royal Holloway and Salford took part in a pilot project run by members of the AGCAS Research Group.

    The research sought to gain a better understanding of what students gain from careers fairs in terms of information-gathering, opportunities for self-reflection, concrete links to employers, and applications and interview advice.

  2. 2016-08-10

    AGCAS South East Practitioner’s Conference

    On Thursday 23rd June, the Career Development Service at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, played host to over 150 higher education careers colleagues from across their region at the AGCAS South East Practitioner's Conference. This marked the second of AGCAS's regional conferences and the first to be held in this part of the country.

  3. 2016-08-08

    Access into Leading Professions: AGCAS response to APPG's social mobility inquiry

    Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the call for written evidence for the APPG on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professsions.

    The AGCAS response focuses on three key strands: improving social mobility through outreach and support; promoting fairness in graduate recruitment; and encouraging transparency.

  4. 2016-08-03

    Summary of recent AGCAS GLaM discussions

    The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub Committee (GLaM) works with HESA and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. The GLaM Sub Committee met most recently in April where the group received reports from HESA, BIS, HECSU and ONS.

  5. 2016-07-24

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence: 2016 shortlists announced

    The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced. This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional. In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.

  6. 2016-07-20

    Vacancy for a liaison officer in the construction industry

    AGCAS is seeking a new liaison officer (ALO) for CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK. CITB has a strategic priority regarding the image and recruitment of the construction industry for professional, management and technical careers. They view the graduate and higher education arena as integral to the success of the sector, as well as providing a variety of opportunities to entrants.

  7. 2016-07-18

    Vacancy for a liaison officer in the Biochemical Society

    AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for the Biochemical Society, an organisation working to promote the molecular biosciences.

  8. 2016-07-18

    First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report

    Based on a pilot survey undertaken in a UK university in November 2015, the ‘First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report’ was produced by the AGCAS Research group in early 2016. The report includes students' prior experience of careers support, current views on careers and employability, future intentions of accessing career related activities and opportunities, and their confidence level in practical aspects of employability.

  9. 2016-07-14

    AGCAS response to the TEF consultation

    Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Technical Consultation. The AGCAS response relates specifically to the questions posed about the use of employment outcome metrics. The AGCAS view is that implementation of the TEF must take into account much wider conversations within the graduate employment context.

  10. 2016-07-04

    Call for evidence: access into leading professions

    AGCAS members are invited to submit evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Mobility's Inquiry into Access into Leading Professions. Run in partnership with The Sutton Trust, the inquiry will focus on how to increase access of people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the leading professions, such as law, finance, medicine, journalism and politics.

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