News articles in the Careers Education community
The new Career Development Institute (CDI) was officially launched on 1 April 2013. It has emerged from the Careers Profession Alliance (CPA), a voluntary partnership of organisations, and replaces the following membership bodies: the Association of Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG); the UK Network of the Association of Careers Professionals International (ACPi-UK); the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG); and the National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults (NAEGA).
AGCAS welcomes the recently-launched revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement (QAA, March 2013) and is pleased to have been centrally involved in its production through representation on the chapter's advisory group.
AGCAS is delighted to invite nominations for the 2013 AGCAS Awards for Excellence. Our biennial awards aim to encourage, reward and share good practice by HE careers and employability professionals and their partner organisations. Nominations are welcomed from AGCAS member services, groups and individual members, as appropriate for the different awards. There are a number of new categories this year.
Sir Tim Wilson, author of the Wilson Review, Dave Jarman, Chairman and Director of Enterprise Educators UK, Jeremy Budd, Vice-President of IBM, and Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), have all been confirmed as keynote speakers for AGCAS Biennial 2013, which will take place 10 - 12 September at the University of Exeter.
AGCAS member Julie Bhagat has produced a guide on using audio feedback in careers work. Based on research carried out for her MA Career Guidance Studies final project, the guide shares good practice, tips and suggestions from AGCAS colleagues on the use of audio clips to give CV feedback.
Six employers have been shortlisted for The AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers Service Engagement. They were all nominated by higher education careers services. The award is one of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.
For the ninth time, AGCAS has been invited by GTI to judge an award at the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards to be presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 3 April 2013. Once more, the title will be The AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers Service Engagement.
Heads of higher education careers and employability services were treated to a sneak preview of important survey findings at their annual conference in Cardiff last week. GTI Media's employability survey was a follow-up to one carried out six years ago and it showed some fascinating changes. Students and recent graduates were asked a series of questions about how well their university (and, specifically, their careers and employability service) had prepared them for life after university.
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is now open. The NTFS recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching. It is open to all higher education (HE) institutions and further education (FE) colleges with more than 100 FTE students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
In a recent message to members, AGCAS President Paul Redmond asked what we should make of the fact that, according to the widely-respected Futuretrack survey, over 40% of graduates had never used their HE careers service.