Why should I join AGCAS?

There are several reasons to become a member of AGCAS, the professional body for higher education (HE) careers and employability professionals, including:

  • professional networks, support and expertise across the sector
  • wide range of resources, publications, communications and research
  • high quality tailored professional development, conferences and training
  • support for quality enhancement, impact measurement and benchmarking
  • professional leadership and a strategic voice at national level to influence policy and practice.

Find out more about the benefits of joining by clicking on the diagram below, or scroll down to find out about our different types of membership.

QUALITY

AGCAS has 95% of UK HE institutions as members. As a professional body we have influence with government, employers, academics, the guidance community and other professional bodies. By joining you help us to ensure employability is fully valued in today’s complex and ever-changing landscape of the HE sector. In return AGCAS membership enables services to improve the quality of their provision, the skills and motivation of their staff, and the standing of the service within and outside the institution.

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Membership Categories

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Service Membership – UK and Ireland

Higher education careers service, or similar

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Full Membership

Individuals working inside the member service

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Affiliate Membership

Individuals working outside the member service, but for the same organisation/institution

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Service Membership – International

The higher education careers service, or similar, outside of the UK

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Conference Membership – UK or overseas

Individuals who do not belong to a member service


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Student Membership

For anyone who is studying full time for a Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG), Qualification in Career Coaching (QCC) or any other Level 4-6 careers guidance qualification.

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Career Break Membership

For anyone who is not currently working in higher education or in a role relating to a careers or employability, including self employment, but who may return to this area of work.

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Retired Membership

For anyone who is retired from working in higher education or in a role relating to careers or employability.

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