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  1. 2015-05-13

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2015: nominations now open

    AGCAS has opened nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2015. Nominations are invited from AGCAS member services, individual members of AGCAS or partnerships/groups of AGCAS member services, as appropriate for each award category. 

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence encourage, reward and share good practice amongst HE careers and employability practitioners, and their partner organisations, by promoting high-quality, creative, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of HE careers and employability work. 

  2. 2015-05-01

    PwC scrap UCAS points as entry criteria for graduate jobs

    PwC is to scrap the UCAS tariff as an entry criteria for its graduate scheme. Removing UCAS scores as an entry prerequisite follows analysis of applications to the firm from students who have not achieved the normally required A-level grades.

  3. 2015-04-15

    Phoenix Education Trust wins TARGETjobs AGCAS award

    Phoenix Education Trust has won the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement at the 2015 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. Phoenix Education Trust was nominated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The award was presented to Rachel Roberts, Director of the Phoenix Education Trust, by Eluned Jones, AGCAS President and Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, at the awards ceremony in London on 1st April. Also pictured is Graham Storey, CEO of Group GTI.

  4. 2015-04-14

    Update on architectural education from RIBA

    In March 2015, Chris Jones, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Senior Careers Adviser at The University of Nottingham, attended the RIBA Education Council and Forum. This was an open meeting to discuss and vote on five key recommendations from the RIBA Education Review.

  5. 2015-04-14

    University of Leicester wins AGR Award

    The University of Leicester Career Development Service won Preparation for work by Higher Education (Overall Strategy) at the recent AGR Graduate Development Awards. Award winners were announced at the AGR Development Conference 2015 in London on 19 March. The award is given to HE institutions for outstanding commitment to improving the employability and long-term career success of their graduates across a wide range of activities.

  6. 2015-04-10

    New ALO appointed for SkillsActive

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Charlotte Robinson, Employer Engagement Associate at Loughborough University, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for SkillsActive. Charlotte will be liaising with SkillsActive to ensure that all AGCAS members are kept informed about opportunities around the seven main areas they cover: sport, active leisure, hair, beauty, outdoors, play and caravanning.

  7. 2015-04-02

    Mark Stow elected AGCAS Director of Communications

    Following the recent election for the role of AGCAS Director of Communications, Mark Stow, Head of Careers and Employability at the University of Lincoln, has been elected to the AGCAS Board. Mark will take up the position with immediate effect.

  8. 2015-03-26

    Update on graduate opportunities from CIPFA

    In March 2015, Justin Richardson, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and Careers Adviser at the University of Liverpool, met with a CIPFA representative to discuss graduate opportunities and developments.

  9. 2015-03-23

    AGCAS at Westminster: Influencing the future of HE careers

    Sue Spence, Careers Adviser at the University of Huddersfield and AGCAS Director of Professional Development, discusses AGCAS's increasingly important role in lobbying on behalf of the HE careers sector. Sue reports from three recent meetings at Westminster, where AGCAS was invited to take part in policy-forming consultations and Sue was able to represent the views of AGCAS members at a national level and contribute to the many debates surrounding the future of careers work in the UK.

  10. 2015-03-05

    Commitment to Employability award for the University of Kent

    The University of Kent Careers and Employability Service won the award for Most Improved Commitment to Employability at the recent National Undergraduate Employability Awards (NUE Awards). The awards took place on Friday 6 February 2015 in London and recognise the outstanding achievements of universities, students and employers in the undergraduate employability market.

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