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  1. 2015-06-29

    Phoenix: June 2015 issue available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available.

    The June 2015 edition focuses on collaboration, exploring the fantastic array of innovative and inspirational collaborative work taking place in HE careers. In this issue you can read about examples of internal departmental collaboration, external collaboration with industry and collaboration with students.

  2. 2015-06-18

    Bookings now open for AGCAS Annual Conference 2015

    We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the second AGCAS Annual HE Careers and Employability Professionals Conference. The conference is taking place in Warwick, at Scarman House, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September. Our headline sponsor is Prospects.

  3. 2015-06-16

    Nicola Turner awarded MBE

    AGCAS member Nicola Turner, Director of Employability at Aston University, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to higher education and graduate employability. Since joining Aston University in 2003, she has helped thousands of students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, raise their aspirations and launch successful and rewarding careers. 

    "I come to work every day and I do a job that I love – I thought that was as good as it gets. When I got the letter I was amazed and overwhelmed. It feels very special", Nicola commented.

  4. 2015-04-02

    Mark Stow elected AGCAS Director of Communications

    Following the recent election for the role of AGCAS Director of Communications, Mark Stow, Head of Careers and Employability at the University of Lincoln, has been elected to the AGCAS Board. Mark will take up the position with immediate effect.

  5. 2015-03-23

    AGCAS at Westminster: Influencing the future of HE careers

    Sue Spence, Careers Adviser at the University of Huddersfield and AGCAS Director of Professional Development, discusses AGCAS's increasingly important role in lobbying on behalf of the HE careers sector. Sue reports from three recent meetings at Westminster, where AGCAS was invited to take part in policy-forming consultations and Sue was able to represent the views of AGCAS members at a national level and contribute to the many debates surrounding the future of careers work in the UK.

  6. 2015-02-20

    Phoenix: February 2015 edition now available

    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?

  7. 2014-08-19

    Representing AGCAS in the media: Directory of Experts

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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