News articles in the Careers Education community
The latest edition of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The June 2016 issue focuses on graduate attributes, with articles outlining the various ways that HE careers and employability services are working with students and employers to raise awareness of the key attributes needed to attain graduate employment.
Despite being widely preached by universities, careers services and students alike, confusion still surrounds the graduate attributes agenda.
Lisa McWilliams, Head of Careers and Employability at Keele University, reflects on bringing graduate attributes to life through themed activities, events, workshops and purple ducks!
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.
Sam Rhodes, Head of Careers Service at the University of Brighton, discusses their unique approach for getting graduates to recognise their attributes. By creating a strong partnership between the careers service and the academic staff, the University of Brighton has been able to embed employability into the curriculum in an accessible way for its students.
Jane McAllister and Katie Whitehouse are both careers consultants in the Careers and Employment Team at Birmingham City University (BCU). Here, they explore how careers consultants are working closely with academics to incorporate BCU’s graduate attributes into the delivery of careers sessions in order to make them more accessible to students from enrolment to graduation.
The AGCAS Board is pleased to endorse the publication of the final report from the Shadbolt review of computer sciences degree accreditation and graduate employability. AGCAS has been identified as a key organisation that needs to be involved in the implementation of a series of recommendations.
This independent review explored the accreditation arrangements for computer science degrees to ensure that they continue to be fit for the future. The focus was on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability.
Bookings are now open for the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2016. Returning to a three-day event running from the 6th - 8th September at the University of Chester, the conference theme is Strategy in Action: Innovate, Influence, Impress.
The conference, supported by headline sponsor Prospects, will include a mix of topical keynote presentations, a wide range of workshops, an exhibition, a conference dinner and the AGCAS Awards for Excellence ceremony. The programme is available on the conference web page.
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.
AGCAS has submitted its response to the government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape.
AGCAS members are invited to contribute to the official AGCAS response to the government's green paper, which sets out proposals to change the HE landscape. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views on the proposed next steps for HE reform, which include: the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); widening participation by improving access to, success in and progression from HE for those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups; creating a new single gateway for entry; and establishing a new Office for Students.