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  1. 2014-03-24

    Shell wins TARGETjobs AGCAS award

    Shell International has won the AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers and Employability Service Engagement at the 2014 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. Shell was nominated by the University of Aberdeen Careers and Employability Service.

  2. 2014-03-24

    Aston University wins NUE award for 'Best University Placements Service'

    The Placements Team at Aston University is delighted to announce that they have been chosen as the winner of the Best University Placement Service award at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2014.

  3. 2014-03-21

    Career opportunities await graduates returning to Wales

    GO Wales has a range of services designed to help graduates in Wales to make the best start to their careers this summer. The programme is a collaboration between all university careers services in Wales and is funded by the Welsh Government and European Union. Over 10,000 students and graduates have benefited from the scheme during the last ten years.

  4. 2014-03-14

    AGCAS members win at NUE Awards

    The fifth National Undergraduate Employability Awards (NUE Awards), formerly known as the National Placement and Internship Awards, took place on Friday 7 March in London. The University of the West of England, Aston University and the University of Birmingham were all university award category winners.

  5. 2014-03-04

    New AGCAS Liaison Officer for CITB

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Laura Kerley, Employment Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board. Laura will be liaising with CITB to ensure that members are kept informed about the construction sector and graduate opportunities.

  6. 2014-03-01

    Eluned Jones announced as AGCAS President-Elect

    Following the recent election for the role of President-Elect, Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, has been elected to the AGCAS Board. Eluned will take up the position with immediate effect and fulfil the role of President-Elect until the end of July. This will lead to the commencement of a two-year term of office as AGCAS President from 1st August 2014.

  7. 2014-02-21

    Phoenix - February 2014 issue now available

    The latest issue of Phoenix is now available online. The February 2014 edition includes items on the following themes: DLHE and graduate tracking - alternative sources and data integrity; The role of careers information in the modern HE careers service; Approaches to student engagement.

    Download Phoenix February 2014 (Issue 141) 

  8. 2014-02-07

    Insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

    The AGR Engineering, Energy and Industry (EEI) Sector Focus Group met in December 2013 to discuss the latest employment hot topics and challenges affecting the sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) with the AGR group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Centrica, First Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.

  9. 2014-02-06

    AGCAS welcomes St Patrick's College, Drumcondra

    AGCAS is pleased to welcome St Patrick's College, Drumcondra (Dublin) to its membership. The college has 2,500 FTE higher education students taking courses in education and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a college of Dublin City University (DCU). The careers service previously came under DCU's AGCAS membership. Maura Fallon is the Head of Service.

  10. 2014-02-06

    Temporary roles on the AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group

    Two maternity leave vacancies have arisen on the AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group: one position until October 2014 and the other until December 2014. The task group is very active and is currently in the process of organising a national Skills Awards Conference, to be held on 17 June. In addition, they also provide webinars for members and contribute to national work on skills awards, including the recent QAA Recognising Achievement Beyond the Curriculum Toolkit.

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