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  1. 2014-08-26

    AGCAS seeks members to form research group

    AGCAS has taken significant steps towards achieving one of its key aims to be 'the focal point for sector-wide research and expert opinion'. We are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested AGCAS members who would like to support and work with the AGCAS Research Officer, AGCAS staff and the Director of Research on the AGCAS Board in developing a research programme for the benefit of members and the wider sector.

  2. 2014-08-19

    Update on planning careers from the RTPI

    Jackie Leyland, Careers Adviser at the University of Liverpool and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), has produced a summary of the discussion following a meeting with RTPI representatives to discuss careers in planning.

  3. 2014-08-11

    Success for world's first careers and employability MOOC

    A team of careers consultants at The Careers Group, University of London has successfully designed and delivered the world's first careers and employability skills MOOC via the Coursera platform. Delivered over six weeks from May to July 2014, the course explored aspects of self-awareness, skills awareness, career readiness, articulating experiences, making a good impression and networking, both online and in person.

  4. 2014-08-11

    AGCAS to sponsor TARGETjobs award 2015

    AGCAS has once again been invited to sponsor one of the main awards at the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2015. We will be seeking nominations for The AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement early in the new year. The awards ceremony, now in its 11th year, will take place at Mayfair's Grosvenor House on 1 April 2015.

  5. 2014-07-22

    AGR survey: Graduate vacancies predicted to rise

    The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has published its Graduate Recruitment Summer Survey 2014, providing a detailed insight into the state of the graduate jobs market. Published biannually, the survey also contains: the latest statistics on graduate vacancies and salaries across career areas and regions; graduate selection methods; the availability of student placements and internships; and graduate retention rates and salary progression.

  6. 2014-07-17

    Introducing Eluned Jones, new AGCAS President

    Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, has taken up her post as AGCAS President. Eluned takes over the role from outgoing president Dr Paul Redmond, whose vision and commitment over the past two years has helped raise the profile of AGCAS and steer the national graduate employability agenda.

  7. 2014-07-15

    ScotGrad wins AGR Work Experience Programme Award

    Scotgrad, a Scottish graduate programme helping university and college graduates find paid placements, was awarded the Association of Graduate Recruiters Work Experience Programme Award 2014 at the recent AGR Student Recruitment Awards ceremony.

  8. 2014-07-14

    Anne-Marie Martin, former AGCAS President, to retire

    Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates) at The Careers Group, University of London, has announced that she will retire on 31 July 2014.

    During her 31 years of working at the University of London, Anne-Marie has also been an active member of AGCAS, working tirelessly on a wide range of sub-committees and working groups, culminating in her time as AGCAS President, 2010 - 2012.

  9. 2014-07-11

    Call for articles for Phoenix, AGCAS journal

    The editorial team is seeking articles for the next issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS digital journal, which is due to be published in September 2014. In particular, they are interested in receiving contributions on the themes of structures and delivery models and globalisation.

  10. 2014-07-11

    AGCAS appoints new ALO for RIBA

    AGCAS is pleased to announce that Chris Jones, Careers Consultant at Nottingham Trent University, is the new AGCAS liaison officer (ALO) for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Chris will be liaising with RIBA to ensure that members are kept informed about career opportunities in architecture, as well as other factors affecting the profession, such as the impact of the EU Directive on professional qualifications.

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