News articles in the Employability community
AGCAS has submitted its response to the government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape.
Diane Appleton, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, has produced an update on her work with the LLAS. LLAS engages in research and projects at the level of government policy and activities which promote greater public engagement with languages and related studies.
AGCAS members are invited to contribute to the official AGCAS response to the government's green paper, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views on the proposed next steps for HE reform, which include: the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); widening participation by improving access to, success in and progression from HE for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups; creating a new single gateway for entry; and establishing a new Office for Students.
AGCAS is delighted to announce the successful appointment of Elaine Boyes to the position of AGCAS Executive Director. Elaine will be joining AGCAS in early 2016 and will take up a position that is absolutely fundamental to our vision of creating a sustainable and representative professional body, which is recognised more broadly as the 'go-to' organisation in our field
The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The theme of the October 2015 issue is Surviving and thriving through change. It features articles drawing on both individual approaches and wider service strategies to responding to, dealing with, managing and surviving the process of change.
Findings from the 2015 edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that a total of 199,810 graduates were known to be working in the UK six months after graduation, up 6% from last year and marking the largest number of new graduate entrants to the UK labour market on record.
Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU).
AGCAS is delighted to announce that Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills at The University of Warwick, has been appointed to the role of AGCAS Vice-President on the Board of Directors. Sue brings to the role a significant amount of experience in internationalisation. Most recently, this has included creating a contract between AGCAS and the British Council for the supply of IAG and employer engagement training to new careers service staff and their management in Kazakhstan.
AGCAS has been invited to contribute evidence to HEFCE's review of graduate employment and accreditation in STEM. There are two separate reviews, both commissioned in direct response to the government's science and innovation strategy to explore some of the issues around the employment outcomes of graduates from STEM disciplines.
As part of our joint commitment with Graduate Prospects to ensure career resources are relevant and current, AGCAS and Graduate Prospects are looking to expand the series of Types of Jobs (Occupational Profiles) in 2016. As part of this expansion, we would like your help with suggestions for new titles.
Do you have a good knowledge of a particular area of careers and employability work, for example subject or sector-specific LMI, widening participation, diversity issues, international students, or postgraduate study? AGCAS holds a Directory of Experts: a register of AGCAS members who volunteer, as opportunities and requests arise, to speak confidently on behalf of the organisation to the press, researchers and other interested parties.