2017 AGCAS Awards for Excellence Shortlist

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The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2017 have been announced. The standard of the initiatives submitted has very high and the winners will be announced at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner in Nottingham on 6 September 2017. Congratulations to all those that made the shortlist.

If you have any questions about the Awards for Excellence 2017 please contact Erica Imhof.

Service Awards

AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement 

For effective partnership with one or more institutional academic department(s), with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates. 

On the shortlist:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Hull
  • Ulster University

AGCAS Award for Employability 

For improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates, with demonstrable institutional-level impact. 

On the shortlist:

  • Queen's University Belfast
  • University of Brighton
  • Durham University
  • University of Hull 

AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement 

For effective partnership with one or more named employers and/or for engaging employers of a particular type/sector with the work of careers and employability services, with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates. 

On the shortlist:

  • Ulster University
  • University of Leicester
  • Queen Margaret University

AGCAS Award for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 

For effective support of enterprise and entrepreneurship, including engaging students with business start-up and/or improving the enterprise and entrepreneurial development of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates. 

On the shortlist:

  • Southampton Solent University
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • University of Dundee
  • City, University of London

AGCAS Award for Internationalisation 

For effective development and implementation of an internationalisation strategy with the ultimate aim of improving the global mindset of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates. 

On the shortlist:

  • University of Dundee
  • King's College London
  • The Careers Group

AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services 

For effective partnership with one or more institutional professional services department(s), with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates. 

On the shortlist:

  • Durham University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Coventry University

AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice 

To encourage and promote research-informed practice in all areas of members’ activity. We are seeking nominations for the generation of new knowledge and insight that has been or could be used to enhance the work of AGCAS member services. 

On the shortlist:

  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • The Careers Group
  • University of Dundee

AGCAS Award for Student Engagement 

For engaging students, or a specific group of students, with career planning and employability. 

On the shortlist:

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Reading (Henley Business School)
  • University of Leicester

AGCAS Award for Technology 

For an innovative initiative using technology to deliver careers and employability services to students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

On the shortlist:

  • Durham University
  • University College Cork
  • University of Dundee

Individual Awards

AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award 

For an outstanding initial contribution to the work of an AGCAS member careers and employability service (for AGCAS members of less than two years). 

On the shortlist: 

  • Daniel Mitchell, University of Reading
  • Clare Robertson-Hunt, University of Dundee
  • Emily Roisin Reid, The University of Warwick