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 quality, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of HE careers and employability work 

AWARDS FOR SERVICES

Building Effective Partnerships

Open to AGCAS member services who are able to demonstrate effective collaboration with one or more organisations, with the ultimate aim of demonstrable benefits for the service’s stakeholders.

Award criteria

Strategic Innovation

Open to AGCAS member services who can show the effective design or redesign of the way in which a service is delivered in order to adapt to changes and/or meet new demands, whether institutional, regional or sector-wide. This can also include changes implemented in recovery from impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic that have been embedded and will be sustained in the future.

Award criteria

Supporting Student/Graduate Employability

Open to AGCAS member services who can show effective development and implementation of an initiative with the ultimate aim of improving student/graduate outcomes and learning gain. 

Award criteria

Sustainability Impact (NEW FOR 2021)

Open to AGCAS member services able to demonstrate achieving significant sustainability-related outcomes using minimal and/or limited resources, through methods such as collaboration, changing practices or identifying new opportunities. This can include social and environmental sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that have been embedded and will be sustained in the future.

Award criteria

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (NEW FOR 2021)

Open to AGCAS member services who are able to show demonstrable progress in achieving equality, diversity and inclusion goals through initiatives that have identified areas of under-representation amongst staff and/or students and are making a difference. This could be in relation to a range of areas including, but not restricted to gender, disability, LGBTIQ+ and Black and minority ethnic under-representation.

Award criteria

AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Outstanding Newcomer

For an individual who has worked in an AGCAS member service and been a Full or Partner Member of AGCAS for less than two years consecutively, who has made an outstanding initial contribution to the work of a member service.

Award criteria

Significant Contribution

For an individual who has worked in an AGCAS member service and been a Full or Partner Member of AGCAS for more than two years consecutively, who has made an exceptional contribution to the work of a member service.

Award criteria

 

Entry rules

Awards for Excellence 2021 entry rules

 

Announcements

We have now closed for nominations for this year's awards.

Shortlists will be announced during the week commencing Monday 24 May 2021, and will be accessible on the AGCAS website.

Winners will be announced at the AGCAS Awards for Excellence webinars on Friday 25 June 2021.

 

View previous award categories and winners

If you have any questions about the awards process, please do not hesitate to contact us.