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  1. 2015-07-14

    Supporting midwifery students: a collaborative approach to delivering advice

    Julie Porter, Careers Adviser at the University of Worcester, gives an insight into working with lecturers and health professionals to help midwifery students become more confident in applying for jobs.

  2. 2015-07-13

    Royal etiquette – the joy and terror of visiting the Palace

    Jan Perrett, HE Training Consultant, recently visited the Palace to receive an MBE for her Services to Higher Education. Here, she shares her experiences of the day, from learning how to curtsy to chatting with Princess Anne about HE careers.

  3. 2015-07-13

    Creating an employability event for music students

    Claire Bee, Careers Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University, describes how the careers service worked with academics to create a successful employability week for music students

  4. 2015-07-13

    Call for Phoenix articles: Surviving and thriving through change

    The AGCAS Phoenix Editorial Team is seeking articles for the next issue of Phoenix, AGCAS's digital journal, which is due to be published in October 2015.

  5. 2015-07-10

    Vacancies on the Phoenix Editorial Group

    The Phoenix Editorial Team is recruiting two new members to help produce Phoenix, AGCAS's digital journal, which is published three times a year. Phoenix has a growing readership and the team is committed to producing a high-quality journal that acts as a platform for instigating debate and sharing experiences and good practice.

  6. 2015-07-10

    UKCISA offer international student support grants

    UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) has launched a new grants scheme to support pilot projects and research. The scheme is open to UKCISA members and provides an opportunity for universities, colleges and students' unions to expand or adapt services which support international students or enhance members' understanding of the international student experience.

  7. 2015-07-03

    Destinations of disabled graduates revealed in new report

    The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2013 Disabled Graduates. This annual 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.

  8. 2015-06-29

    Phoenix: June 2015 issue available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available.

    The June 2015 edition focuses on collaboration, exploring the fantastic array of innovative and inspirational collaborative work taking place in HE careers. In this issue you can read about examples of internal departmental collaboration, external collaboration with industry and collaboration with students.

  9. 2015-06-18

    Bookings now open for AGCAS Annual Conference 2015

    We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the second AGCAS Annual HE Careers and Employability Professionals Conference. The conference is taking place in Warwick, at Scarman House, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September. Our headline sponsor is Prospects.

  10. 2015-06-16

    Nicola Turner awarded MBE

    AGCAS member Nicola Turner, Director of Employability at Aston University, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to higher education and graduate employability. Since joining Aston University in 2003, she has helped thousands of students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, raise their aspirations and launch successful and rewarding careers. 

    "I come to work every day and I do a job that I love – I thought that was as good as it gets. When I got the letter I was amazed and overwhelmed. It feels very special", Nicola commented.

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