News articles in the East Midlands community
Nominations are now open for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement, part of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017. The award recognises those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services' work with students and graduates. AGCAS member services are invited to nominate one employer (of any size and from any sector) who has demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to enter, thrive in, and gain satisfaction from the world of work.
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement, sponsored by Gradconsult, is the University of Lincoln's Careers and Employability Centre. By developing an innovative employability partnership with Lincolnshire Police the university has been able to introduce their first employer-branded Lincoln Award, which has given students unprecedented access to in-house training and facilities, offering a distinct employability advantage whilst increasing police presence and visibility in the local student community.
The results of the AGCAS Member Services Resources Survey 2016 have now been collated and analysed. The purpose of this research was to explore the strategic positioning of careers services within HE institutions and to find out ways that careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is delivered.
The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced. This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional. In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.
In Spring 2016 the Midlands International Group, a consortium of 16 universities, delivered a webinar series consisting of 13 online events targeted at international students. The sessions were supported by funding from UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and careers professionals from across the region worked with employers and alumni to run a week of online sessions, which were designed to prepare for students for the global job market.
The latest edition of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The February 2016 issue focuses on employer engagement, with articles outlining the various ways that HE careers and employability services are working with different types of employers.