News articles in the Careers Education community
The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available.
The February 2015 edition focuses on university mission groups, exploring the role these groups play in the higher education landscape. Do they shape careers service employability identities? Unite or divide?
Do you have a good knowledge of a particular area of careers and employability work, for example subject or sector-specific LMI, widening participation, diversity issues, international students, or postgraduate study? AGCAS is creating a Directory of Experts: a register of AGCAS members who will volunteer, as opportunities and requests arise, to speak confidently on behalf of the organisation to the press, researchers and other interested parties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan Perrett, former Deputy Director of the Careers and Employability Service at The University of Nottingham and Honorary Lifetime Member of AGCAS, has been named in the Queen's birthday honours lists 2014.
The lists recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK. Jan has been awarded an MBE for Services to Higher Education.
Jan Perrett has had an outstanding national impact on careers guidance practice, the professional development and training of careers staff and the quality of HE careers services over the last 15 years.
GTI Media and AGCAS are collaborating on a research project to examine how, when and how far parents influence their children's choice of university, degree course, career and employer.
AGCAS members are encouraged to complete the short survey aimed at careers and employability staff, which will complement the larger studies undertaken with students and parents.
Jackie Hartley, Careers Centre Employability Manager at Staffordshire University, explains how she has developed a new approach to working with science undergraduates based on tailoring careers management teaching to the academic discipline.
AGCAS welcomed New College of the Humanities as a new member service in February 2014. Based in London, it is a small college that opened in 2012. Director of Professional Development, Swatee Jasoria, outlines their professional development programme, which is designed to teach skills and foster behaviours that create greater productivity and job satisfaction.