AGCAS Cymru Wales


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AGCAS Cymru yw’r llais proffesiynol sy’n cynrychioli gwasanaethau gyrfaoedd a chyflogadwyedd addysg uwch (AU) yng Nghymru. Mae AGCAS Cymru yn adlewyrchu ac yn ymateb i faterion sy’n gysylltiedig â chyflogadwyedd graddedigion led-led Cymru, tra’n cefnogi AGCAS ar lefel genedlaethol. 

AGCAS Cymru Wales is the representative professional voice for higher education (HE) careers and employability services in Wales. AGCAS Cymru Wales reflects and responds to issues related to graduate employability within Wales while supporting AGCAS at a national level.

Positioning

AGCAS Cymru Wales is represented on all central AGCAS committees, and draws on the relevant members to disseminate information and priorities to colleagues in Wales. 

In support of the AGCAS Strategy, AGCAS Cymru Wales:

  • Represents the ‘collective voice’ of HE careers services in Wales and represent the membership in relevant initiatives
  • Provides expert commentary on careers and employability issues in Welsh higher education and associated graduate labour markets
  • Provides CPD (continuing professional development) to the membership, through access to high quality training, events, networking, peer support and sharing of good practice
  • Engages in collaborative projects that enhance the employment prospects / careers / employability development of graduates from Welsh HEIs
  • Ensures effective communications delivery both internally and externally
  • Supports and contribute to the aims and activities of AGCAS and its regional networks

Management

AGCAS Cymru Wales is managed by a Heads Plenary Group that includes all Heads of Service or their nominated deputies.  Others may attend by invitation. 

The group has four formal roles:

  • Current chair Jane Goodfellow, Cardiff University
  • Vice-chair and Treasurer James Hirst, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Secretary Jon Howden-Evans, Swansea University

Conference

AGCAS Cymru Wales holds a biennial conference.  The inaugural conference was held at the University of South Wales in September 2017. The location alternates between north and south Wales to ensure that all members have the opportunity to attend.

The next conference will take place at Wrexham Glyndwr University on 20 June 2019. 

Each conference has a thematic focus, keynote speakers and workshops led by the AGCAS Cymru Wales Task Groups.  These groups are:

  • Advice and Guidance Chair – Jon Forbes, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Employability in the Curriculum Chair – Gareth Hill, Swansea University
  • Employer Engagement Chair – Llinos Carpenter, Cardiff University
  • Graduate Outcomes Chair – Megan Jenkins, Cardiff University
  • Placements and Work Based Learning – Karen Lennox, Wrexham Glyndwr University

Training and Development

Training and Development is led by Aberystwyth University who have a representative on the central Learning Committee


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