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India visit report launched

AGCAS is very pleased to launch the report of the PMI 2 funded visit to India by representatives from AGCAS and NASES during February 2010. A team of nine careers professionals undertook a range of visits in three major cities: Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Student immigration system - consultation open

A consultation document outlining major changes to the student immigration system has been published by the Home Office. The consultation sets out the government's aim to ensure that only genuine students who are committed to their academic study come to the UK.

Student immigration: Developing employability and the economy, or a burden on society?
In the May 2011 issue of Phoenix, Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Chair of the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group, outlined the recent changes to the immigration system and explained how the new rules will affect AGCAS members in their work with international students.

Changes to permission to work for international students

From April 2012, the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Scheme will be closed and 'replaced' by a new provision under Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers. Full details have not yet been announced by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and may not be released until as late as March 2012. The AGCAS Internationaisation Task Group is gathering examples of how all of these proposed changes will affect students, with a view to submitting evidence via Universities UK before April 2012.

Opportunity to join the Internationalisation Task Group

A vacancy has arisen in the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group. Applications are invited from members who possess expertise in and a passion for developing the employability of international students and home students with an international career focus.

New paper highlights impact of permission to work regulations

A briefing paper analysing the implications of the closure of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Scheme, and also of the new Tier 2 proposals, on universities and businesses in the UK has been published by Universities UK. The paper, Impact analysis of the closure of Tier 1 Post-Study Work Route, was produced following consultation with the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group and university departments throughout the country.

UCLAN and Shanghai's winning partnership

This is designed to help interaction between Chinese and British students, to enhance British students' international experience and employability and entrepreneurship competence. It is a joint programme between UCLan Business School, Futures (UCLan's Careers and Employability Service) and Shanghai International Foreign Trade (SIFT).

HEA announces funding for internationalisation projects

The Higher Education Academy (HEA), in partnership with the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), is inviting HE and FE institutions to submit applications for funding for pilot projects supporting internationalisation.

International students: where are all the placements?

Evidence from the International Student Barometer survey shows that the lack of placement opportunities is one of the most frequent criticisms by overseas students of their time in the UK. Here, members of the AGCAS Placement and Work-based Learning Task Group offer their perspectives, including both 'real' and 'perceived' reasons as to why international students have greater difficulty accessing placements.

Regent's College international degree placements 'key building block'

The European Business School London (EBSL), part of Regent's College London, offers compulsory 36-week placements as part of two international degree programmes. Both the BA (Hons) in International Business (BAIB) and the BA (Hons) in International Events Management (BAIEM) are unique in requiring students to complete placements in either the vacation periods, or part-time alongside their studies. This integral component of the degree ensures students graduate with the much sought-after skills employers are looking for, while avoiding any lengthening of the study period. 

Generating placements overseas for UK students

The recent report Global Graduates into Global Leaders focuses on the need for UK graduates to work across national borders, manage complex international and intercultural relationships and understand global aspects of the world of work. Instrumental in driving the number of UK students going overseas is the need to increase the number of international work and study placements available to them.

Scotland offers workplace experience to international students

The Workplace Experience Programme for International Students is a Scottish government-funded project to help international students at Scottish universities gain exposure to employers in Scotland through a range of opportunities, including work shadowing, mentoring, company visits, short projects and placements. Companies involved range from multinationals to small/medium enterprises (SMEs). As well as giving students experience of the workplace in Scotland, these opportunities also help to expand their transferable skills and develop a local network of professional contacts.

Vacancies on the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group

The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group is seeking two new members to join the group and help shape the careers support available to international students at UK universities and encourage UK students to gain an international outlook. The group meets two to three times annually to work on a wide range of events and resources.

University of Birmingham - a strategic commitment to employability

In 2010, the University of Birmingham started a year-long process of creating an institutional employability strategy. The process involved robust and objective appraisals of existing employability provision, including evaluation by an external consultant, an internal review focusing on value for money, and impact measurement and assessments on whether provision aligned with institutional strategic goals. The result was the creation of a pan-university employability strategy that included sector-leading investments in its employability services.

Call for articles for Phoenix, AGCAS journal

The editorial team is seeking articles for the next issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS digital journal, which is due to be published in September 2014. In particular, they are interested in receiving contributions on the themes of structures and delivery models and globalisation.

HEA strategic enhancement programmes - call for participation

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is inviting expressions of interest from HEA subscribing higher education providers from across the UK to participate in three strategic enhancement programmes commencing in October 2014: embedding employability into the curriculum; internationalising the curriculum; and engaged student learning.

Creating global citizens: International placements at Aston

With an increasing number of businesses calling for graduates with international experience, never before has the need to be able to collaborate in intercultural contexts been so important. Students who complete a placement abroad will develop the global competencies that employers are looking for, which is why Aston University sends over 300 students on international placements every year.

Developing global mindsets: Dundee's international internships

With UK employers now seeking employees with an international perspective and awareness of global business cultures, it is becoming more important for graduates to possess skills to help drive companies forward and compete in a global market. To help students gain these skills and the confidence in working across many cultures, the University of Dundee provides the Internship Graduate Certificate - Global.

Vacancies on the Internationalisation Task Group

The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group is seeking three new members to help shape the careers support available to international students at UK universities and encourage UK students to gain an international outlook.

UKCISA offer international student support grants

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) has launched a new grants scheme to support pilot projects and research. The scheme is open to UKCISA members and provides an opportunity for universities, colleges and students' unions to expand or adapt services which support international students or enhance members' understanding of the international student experience.

Sue Bennett appointed AGCAS Vice-President

AGCAS is delighted to announce that Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills at The University of Warwick, has been appointed to the role of AGCAS Vice-President on the Board of Directors. Sue brings to the role a significant amount of experience in internationalisation. Most recently, this has included creating a contract between AGCAS and the British Council for the supply of IAG and employer engagement training to new careers service staff and their management in Kazakhstan.

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Global mobility: supporting our international students to work in the UK or overseas, Birmingham

Wed 24 Jan 2018


This one day conference is hosted by the Internationalisation Task Group for any careers professional who works with international students.

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Meeting the demands of international students more effectively, York

Wed 08 Apr 2009

This conference aims to disseminate the very best of internationalisation practice in careers information, advice and guidance, and to give an overview of AGCAS partner activity under PMI2.

Virtual Careers Fair for Greater China and South East Asia

Mon 25 Oct 2010 to Fri 29 Oct 2010

This virtual careers fair aims to help students and graduates of all UK universities explore career opportunities with graduate employers in China (Hong Kong), Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. There will be over 80 exhibitors including high profile employers such as Accenture, Atkins, Axa, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, KPMG, Shell, Sony Ericsson and Standard Chartered.

Tiers 2 & 5 of the Points-based System for International Students, Manchester

Thu 08 May 2014

This AGCAS North West regional training session will cover the changes to Tiers 2 & 5 of the points-based system for international students.

Working with International Students, Sheffield

Wed 13 Jun 2012

This North East AGCAS regional training event will provide insights into current issues related to working with international students.

AGR/AGCAS Masterclasses: Practical Guide to Hiring International Students, Manchester

Fri 23 Mar 2012

Get up-to-date with the government's recent statement of intent regarding changes to the employment of non-EEA students from April this year, the impact on employers' selection processes and advice on changes employers may need to make to ensure they are not vulnerable to discrimination claims.

Global Experience Fair, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Oct 2012

Explore the opportunities to take part in global work experience, study or volunteering, while you are a student at Edinburgh.

Careers and international student advisers workshop, London

Wed 24 Apr 2013

A joint one-day event designed and delivered by AGCAS and UKCISA demonstrating the various ways that careers services and international student advisers are working together to help international students into work after their studies. 


Immigration Q&A on options for students and graduates, London

Wed 17 Apr 2013


Your opportunity to ask an immigration specialist any question you like about the law relating to immigration and your clients

Warwick/UKCISA Integration Summit 2015: What makes a global student?, Warwick

Wed 06 May 2015

For a fourth successive year, The University of Warwick, Warwick Students' Union and UKCISA are holding an Integration Summit. This year's theme is What makes a global student?

The Chinese Job Market, Edinburgh

Fri 06 Nov 2015

A half-day workshop offering the opportunity to meet and hear first-hand from business leaders in China about the Chinese job market.

De Montfort University's Volunteering & International Opportunities Fair, Leicester

Thu 11 Feb 2016

De Montfort University's 2016 Volunteering & International Opportunities Fair will promote work experience to students and, in particular, will focus on international and volunteering opportunities.

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UKCISA website
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. The UKCISA website, especially the latest news section, is a useful resource for careers professionals.

Supporting and Enhancing the Experience of International Students in the UK

This guide, produced by the QAA, examines how HE providers can support international students studying in the UK and enhance their experience. It is aimed at all staff with responsibility for international students or who engage with them, including student advisers, international officers, student services managers and careers advisers.

Post-study options and transition routes for international students

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) has developed a Working After Studies section of their website, which provides an overview of the main immigration categories for work after study, illustrated by case studies of international students supplied by the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group.

Cultural awareness for the UK workplace
The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group has produced this workshop for careers practitioners to deliver to students within their institutions. Its aim is to help students understand the culture of UK working environments.

India Visit - A Report on the AGCAS and NASES PMI2 Visit to India
This report covers the PMI2-funded visit to India by representatives from AGCAS and NASES during February 2010. A team of nine careers professionals undertook a range of visits in three major cities: Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. These visits aimed to improve understanding of the Indian labour market, employers and graduate recruitment processes as well as developing relationships with UK educated Indian alumni and expanding the range of resources and contacts available to careers and employment professionals.

China Visit - A Report on the AGCAS and NASES PMI2 Visit to China

This report outlines the PMI2-funded visit to China by representatives from AGCAS and NASES during March 2009. Two groups of HE careers and employment professionals specialising in work with international students visited Beijing and Shanghai to meet with Chinese government bodies, employers, recruitment agencies, HE careers staff and alumni from UK universities.

Loughborough University PMI2 China visit

In 2010, representatives from Loughborough University's Careers and Employability Centre visited Tsinghua University in China as part of a PMI2 project looking at the employability of UK-educated Chinese graduates. The aims of the visit were to add to the existing knowledge collected about employer perspectives of Chinese returning graduates and also to develop insights into careers provision for Chinese students, particularly those looking to study and work overseas.

Supporting Graduate Employability: HEI Practice in Other Countries

This study explores the development of employability skills in the UK and in an international setting. It reports on new primary research undertaken by i-graduate (with insights from 414 career advisory staff from institutions in 25 countries) and draws together selected best practice examples from UK and international HEIs.

Global Graduates into Global Leaders

This report - Global Graduates into Global Leaders - explores the topic of global graduate employability and the ways in which UK universities can work with businesses to ensure that future graduates meet the expectations of global and international employers (including SMEs who operate across territories).

Tracking International Graduate Outcomes 2011

The International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) was commissioned to run a study of International Graduate Outcomes by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in November 2009.

Recommendations to support UK Outward Student Mobility

This report proposes a range of ways to help students gain vital international experience from overseas study and work placements. It examines the incentives and obstacles to students studying and working abroad and makes recommendations to ensure the numbers of students choosing to go abroad increases in the future.

Attracting International Students: Equitable services and support, campus cohesion and community engagement

This research report investigates how advancing equality and diversity can support the internationalisation agenda. With clear recommendations, case studies and feedback from staff and student interviews held at six Scottish institutions, the research suggests ways to evolve institutional culture to attract and support international students, and to consolidate relationships with the local community.

Data visualisation: student mobility in and out of the UK

This interactive graphic shows how the UK as a provider and host of internationally mobile students has evolved over recent years. The data stretches back as far as 1978. From 2002, differences in gender, age, level and disciplines studied are displayed for incoming students.

Country Toolkits: Global information resources

The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group has produced a series of country toolkits for AGCAS members to use to inform their work with students from different countries.

International students and the UK immigration debate

This report proves that there is strong public support for international student migration, and that people seem to understand the economic and educational benefits brought to Britain by those who come here to study.

Go International

The UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) has launched a website that provides the latest policy, research, statistics, case studies and opportunities for study and work abroad. It also contains information on the benefits of international experience, as well as guidance on sources of funding.

Integration of International Students: A UK Perspective

This report examines the importance of international student integration in the context of the UK higher education sector, international student decision-making and the UK student perspective. Alongside insight into trends in international student decision-making, the report features the results of an exclusive survey which provides an understanding of UK student perceptions on the integration of international students.

The Erasmus Impact Study: Effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalisation of higher education institutions

The Erasmus Impact Study analyses the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme and shows that graduates with international experience fare much better in the job market.


Paying out and crowding out? The globalisation of higher education

This CEP Discussion Paper investigates the rapid influx of overseas students into UK higher education and the impact on the number of domestic students.

International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016

This handy booklet includes key statistics on international students and higher education. Facts and figures cover a range of areas, from where international students want to study, to which countries undertake most internationally-collaborative research.

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