News articles in the Careers Education community
Heads of higher education careers services report a healthy graduate job market in 2016, despite challenges of Brexit
Around 70% of respondents to the Annual AGCAS Graduate Labour Market and Student Engagement Survey reported an increase in graduate vacancies and saw the market as generally more buoyant than the previous year.
As 2016 draws to a close we have compiled a list of some of the scheduled events that AGCAS will be hosting in the new year. This is by no means a complete list, however, it gives a flavour of just some of the opportunities that we will be providing in 2017.
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award is Craig Phillips, Career Consultant at The University of Edinburgh. Despite having only started his career in HE 20 months ago, Craig has already made a phenomenal contribution to the shaping of the Careers and Employability Service at Edinburgh.
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 2016 John Roberts Memorial Prize has been awarded to Isla Fay at the University of Cambridge for her work on the Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE).
The John Roberts Memorial Prize is awarded annually, in memory of former AGCAS member, John Roberts, to the best student on a CEIGHE qualification course, delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS.
AGCAS has published the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2014 Disabled Graduates.
The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This edition of What Happens Next? includes, for the first time, data on postgraduate leavers.
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.
On Thursday 23rd June, the Career Development Service at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, played host to over 150 higher education careers colleagues from across their region at the AGCAS South East Practitioner's Conference. This marked the second of AGCAS's regional conferences and the first to be held in this part of the country.
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.
Based on a pilot survey undertaken in a UK university in November 2015, the ‘First-Year Student Careers and Employability Survey Report’ was produced by the AGCAS Research group in early 2016. The report includes students' prior experience of careers support, current views on careers and employability, future intentions of accessing career related activities and opportunities, and their confidence level in practical aspects of employability.