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  1. 2016-06-22

    Phoenix: graduate attributes issue now available

    The latest edition of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The June 2016 issue focuses on graduate attributes, with articles outlining the various ways that HE careers and employability services are working with students and employers to raise awareness of the key attributes needed to attain graduate employment.

    Despite being widely preached by universities, careers services and students alike, confusion still surrounds the graduate attributes agenda.  

  2. 2016-06-20

    STEP to launch National Internship Week (27 June - 1 July)

    National Internship Week is a week-long celebration of internships, taking place from 27 June - 1 July. The week aims to highlight the positive impact that paid internships have on businesses, the UK economy and the interns themselves.

  3. 2016-06-20

    Be More - making graduate attributes meaningful at Keele

    Lisa McWilliams, Head of Careers and Employability at Keele University, reflects on bringing graduate attributes to life through themed activities, events, workshops and purple ducks!

  4. 2016-06-17

    What's the use of an attributes list?

    Sam Rhodes, Head of Careers Service at the University of Brighton, discusses their unique approach for getting graduates to recognise their attributes. By creating a strong partnership between the careers service and the academic staff, the University of Brighton has been able to embed employability into the curriculum in an accessible way for its students.

  5. 2016-06-17

    Playing tag: keeping track of graduate attributes

    Helen Bhanaut, Learning Developer with the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Cardiff Metropolitan University, introduces the concept of tagging as a means to increase awareness of Graduate Attributes.

  6. 2016-06-15

    Aligning graduate attributes with careers practice at BCU

    Jane McAllister and Katie Whitehouse are both careers consultants in the Careers and Employment Team at Birmingham City University (BCU). Here, they explore how careers consultants are working closely with academics to incorporate BCU’s graduate attributes into the delivery of careers sessions in order to make them more accessible to students from enrolment to graduation.

  7. 2016-05-27

    AGCAS Executive Director update: consultations and reports (May 2016)

    Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, provides a round-up of AGCAS activity over the past month, thanking members for their continuing support and seeking contributions to help form the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations.

  8. 2016-05-24

    From mock interviews to mastering recruitment practice

    Calli Amiras, Deputy Director of the Professional Development Centre and Head of Careers at Brunel University, is proud that Brunel was the first university careers service in the UK to use video interviewing. The careers service initially introduced Sonru's video interviewing as an interview preparation tool for students, but in practice its usage has extended far beyond their original intentions.

  9. 2016-05-20

    AGCAS to help implement Shadbolt computer science recommendations

    The AGCAS Board is pleased to endorse the publication of the final report from the Shadbolt review of computer sciences degree accreditation and graduate employability. AGCAS has been identified as a key organisation that needs to be involved in the implementation of a series of recommendations.

    This independent review explored the accreditation arrangements for computer science degrees to ensure that they continue to be fit for the future. The focus was on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability.

  10. 2016-05-10

    HESA consultation on the future of DLHE

    On Wednesday 11th May, HESA introduced the consultation around the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.

© Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services 2016