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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 2015-06-12

    Grant Thornton: two years on from dropping graduate entry requirements

    Grant Thornton currently hires over 500 trainees across four programmes and receives over 10,000 applications. Around two years ago they dropped all academic entry requirements for all their programmes, instead focusing on behaviours, shared values and potential. In a sector that traditionally takes a very traditional approach to academic entry requirements, it was a bold move.

  5. 2015-06-02

    New AGCAS link with ICSA

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Chris Packham, Careers Consultant at the University of Birmingham, is the new AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), the qualifying and membership body for chartered secretaries, many of whom work as company secretaries and in other corporate governance roles. Chris will be liaising with ICSA to ensure that members are kept informed about graduate opportunities in the profession.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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