AGCAS Awards for Excellence
AGCAS Awards for Excellence encourage, reward and share good practice amongst HE careers and employability practitioners, and their partner organisations, by promoting high-quality, creative, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of HE careers and employability work.
AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016
Comments from previous winners
“Winning an AGCAS award rewards team effort and is a great morale booster, while senior managers place increasing emphasis on the PR value. And how pleasing to write a job advert that starts with ‘join an award-winning team...”.
“We've been lucky enough to win an AGCAS award. I can't over-emphasise the positive impact that this has had on our reputation within the university, with prospective and current students and with prospective staff, too”.
“AGCAS members working together achieve some excellent outcomes for careers services and their clients, but the significance of these achievements is not always recognised in our own institutions where we are a minority profession. Gaining an AGCAS award is an indication that our hard work is really valued by other guidance practitioners. The fact that it is a national award is also a signal to our institutions that they have excellence in the careers service on their doorstep”.
“Winning an AGCAS award felt special because it is an acknowledgement from your professional colleagues of something achieved. The things we receive awards for are things we are doing to enhance our services anyway, so it is not an additional pressure on time or resources to make a submission. Winners then have great opportunities to secure some publicity around the university and by including it as an achievement in the annual report and other formal papers, it helps send a serious message to senior managers about the commitment and competence of their careers service”.