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  1. 2016-10-19

    Sussex wins AGCAS Award for Student Engagement 2016

    The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Student Engagement, sponsored by CareerHub, is the University of Sussex's Careers and Employability Service for its First-Generation Scholars (FGS) Scheme, which addresses barriers to career success and progression.

    As part of the scheme, FGS students are offered a comprehensive range of unique, funded career development opportunities to address a potential lack of social and cultural capital and encourage more favourable employability outcome.

  2. 2016-10-17

    Greenwich wins AGCAS Award for Employability 2016

    The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Employability, sponsored by Prospects, is the University of Greenwich's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) for its new approach to suppporting the employability of its students, which has significantly improved the employment prospects of all Greenwich students, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students.

  3. 2016-10-13

    Lincoln wins AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement 2016

    The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement, sponsored by Gradconsult, is the University of Lincoln's Careers and Employability Centre. By developing an innovative employability partnership with Lincolnshire Police the university has been able to introduce their first employer-branded Lincoln Award, which has given students unprecedented access to in-house training and facilities, offering a distinct employability advantage whilst increasing police presence and visibility in the local student community.

  4. 2016-10-13

    Southampton wins AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement 2016

    The 2016 AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement, sponsored by Gradcore, has been awarded to the University of Southampton. Their impressive partnership between the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Geography and Grosvenor has created tangible and long-lasting benefits to students.

  5. 2016-10-10

    York wins AGCAS Award for Technology 2016

    The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Technology, sponsored by FDM, is Careers at the University of York for their York Profiles & Mentors scheme.

    The scheme is an innovative new web platform that connects students directly to graduates working in their job sector of interest. Since its release in December 2015, nearly 1,000 profiles have been created, allowing students to read career stories, ask questions and engage in an ongoing mentoring relationship.

  6. 2016-10-01

    Edinburgh wins AGCAS Award for Internationalisation 2016

    The University of Edinburgh Careers Service was crowned the winner of the AGCAS Award for Internationalisation, sponsored by UKCISA, at the 2016 AGCAS Awards for Excellence. The Careers Service supports the wider university's strategic aim of incorporating internationalisation in all areas of university activity.

    In 2015, two of the department's initiatives really stood out for developing students' international mindset, outlook and ambition.

  7. 2016-09-30

    Disabled graduates' labour market prospects better than assumed, finds AGCAS report

    AGCAS has published the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2014 Disabled Graduates.

    The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This edition of What Happens Next? includes, for the first time, data on postgraduate leavers.

  8. 2016-09-30

    New liaison officers appointed for construction and biosciences

    AGCAS is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Liaison Officers (ALOs) to facilitate the exchange of information between industry and the HE careers and employability sector. ALO appointments have been made for CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK, and the Biochemical Society, an organisation working to promote the molecular biosciences.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

© Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services 2016