AGCAS membership gives you access to a wide range of JISCMail discussion lists, which allow you to tap into the wisdom of the entire membership. AGCAS members' ability to call on the collective brains of over 2,200 knowledgeable and cooperative colleagues is the envy of other professions.
Discussion lists offer the opportunity to:
• share good practice, information and resources;
• inform or initiate a discussion;
• consult with other members on specific topics of interest;
• ask questions and exchange ideas;
• communicate with others who have similar responsibilities in other
How do I use the lists?
The JISCMail system is email–based and easy to use. To join an AGCAS-managed discussion list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the lists are open to all members of AGCAS, but some are limited or restricted to certain categories or groups of members. See the list below for further details. If you are not currently a member of AGCAS, find out about the different categories of membership that allow access to our lists.
What are the lists?
For members involved in careers work related to advising, supporting and delivering careers education to art and design students and graduates. Open to any category of membership.
For members to circulate details of, and find out about, events/resources they are making available to colleagues. Limited to Full and Affiliate Members only. Any member service/institution event or resource aimed at colleagues (as opposed to students and graduates) can be advertised here. ALOs can also circulate information from their link organisations. However, this list cannot be used to advertise the events or resources of external organisations, other than those with whom AGCAS has formal links.
Limited to AGCAS Liaison Officers (ALOs).
For members interested in personal development planning (PDP), personal or skills development or activities contributing towards enhancing the overall employability of graduates. This also includes members involved in delivering or supporting employability or skills awards, personal development programmes, and programmes of extra curricular activity. Open to any category of membership.
Limited to information staff in AGCAS member services. For the discussion of, and to disseminate, ideas and information that are related specifically to the information work and administrative systems of HE careers services.
As CIO above, but for information staff based in Scotland.
AGCAS-DDN (Disability Development Network)
For members with an interest in developing careers work with students and graduates with disabilities and/or learning difficulties. Open to any category of membership.
This list is for AGCAS members who are responsible for DLHE and related data collections in their service. It is also one of the main communications channels used by the AGCAS GLaM Sub Committee, who develop good practice and resources to enable HE careers service staff to utilise graduate labour market information (LMI) in innovative ways and support student transitions.
For all members involved with employer liaison, for example, through organising presentations, skills sessions, fairs, placements, jobshops or sponsorships, to share ideas and discuss current topics of interest specifically related to this area of work.
For members wishing to share information on or discuss issues relating to enterprise, entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship. Open to any category of membership.
Limited to members who have responsibility for organising fairs.
A discussion group for HE AGCAS members working in an FE setting.
Restricted to members who are heads of AGCAS member careers services working in an FE setting.
Restricted to members who are heads of AGCAS member careers services. If you're a head, make sure you're a member. If you would like to nominate an assistant director or deputy to enable him/her to fully deputise when necessary, please contact email@example.com. We also encourage heads to subscribe to AGCAS-SERVICELINK too, or at least make sure a member of your team is charged with forwarding messages of interest to you.
Restricted to members who are AGCAS Scotland Heads of Service. If you're a head, make sure you're a member. If you would like to nominate an assistant director or deputy to enable him/her to fully deputise when necessary, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage heads to subscribe to AGCAS-SERVICELINK too, or at least make sure a member of your team is charged with forwarding messages of interest to you.
For members to circulate details of, and find out about, jobs (ie careers-related jobs) in AGCAS member careers services or institutions. Limited to Full and Affiliate Members. (It is still possible for both member services and others to take out a paid advertisement to ensure that their post is advertised widely through our website, ARENA, discussion lists and to our list of registered job seekers outside the membership. Contact Chisom Madukwe to find out more or to submit an ad.)
For members involved in careers work related to advising, supporting and delivering careers education to law students and graduates. Open to any category of membership.
For members involved in careers work related to advising, supporting and delivering careers education to medical students and/or junior doctors. Open to any category of membership.
For members involved with managing, developing or delivering mentoring schemes in HE to share best practice of mentoring from marketing and student engagement to improving the efficiency of administrative tasks.
For members involved in careers work related to advising, supporting and delivering careers education to nursing and midwifery students and graduates. Open to any category of membership.
For members interested in psychometrics issues, whether it be level A, B or Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Open to any category of membership.
For members with an interest in quality assurance in higher education careers, employability and enterprise services. The list should be used to voice ideas, concerns, observations and experiences around the area of quality assurance. It might be you want to know about tools for measuring your quality, impact and evaluation; you might want to know what other members think of peer review; or you might want to know about methods for seeking client feedback.
This group supports AGCAS members working with early career researchers, including PhD students and research staff, in order to develop and share expertise, professional practice and resources in this specialist area of provision.
Restricted to members who are heads of AGCAS member careers services in the South East region.
The general list for AGCAS members. Limited to Full and Affiliate Members. We strongly encourage all members in AGCAS member services to join this list, to keep in touch with issues of general concern. (Try not to overuse this list though - before sending a message, consider whether there is a more specialist list you could use or a better way of contacting a smaller group of members.) This list cannot be used to advertise products, services, vacancies or events or promote marketing or political campaigns of other organisations. (See AGCAS-ALERT, AGCAS-JOBALERT and AGCAS-STUDENTALERT.)
As SERVICELINK above, but for members in Scotland.
For members to circulate details of, and find out about, careers service fairs and other events/opportunities for students and graduates, but not to advertise job opportunities, work experience or internships, or events organised by external organisations, other than those with whom AGCAS has formal links. Limited to Full and Affiliate Members.
Restricted to task group chairs. This list allows AGCAS staff or members of the AGCAS Board to communicate with all committees. If you are the chair of an AGCAS task group, you will be added this list.
Restricted to members involved in peer training, nationally and regionally.
For members with responsibility for, or a particular interest in, work experience issues. Open to any category of membership.
This list (not managed by AGCAS) is for those involved in the development and management of employability resources in UK HEIs and embedding employability in the HE curriculum at any level. That might include lecturers, staff developers, careers and employability staff, learning development staff, and mentoring/extra-curricular award providers. It is intended as a forum to share ideas and materials. To join this list, go to the JISCMail EMPLOYABILITY-DEVELOPMENT page and click on 'Subscribe'.