AGCAS Research

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Latest AGCAS research

Some of the reports listed below are locked to AGCAS members only. If you are not currently a member but would like to learn more about our research, please contact our Head of External Relations.

Practitioner research

AGCAS members are supported and encouraged to undertake and share practitioner research. Many members engage in research as part of the Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE) qualification, delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS.

AGCAS Research and Knowledge Hub

We are committed to providing members with opportunities to connect and share research that can inform practice across the sector. The Research and Knowledge Hub is a repository for articles, research and resources in the field of careers and employability. 

Graduate outcomes

Historically, AGCAS members have played a vital role in the collection and interpretation of graduate destinations data via the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Our annual publications What Do Graduates Do? (produced in partnership with Prospects/HECSU) and What Happens Next? A report on the first destinations of disabled graduates (produced by the AGCAS Disability Task Group) present findings that draw on DLHE data. What do Graduates Do? Regional edition was published for the first time in October 2019.

AGCAS made a significant contribution to HESA's #NewDLHE Destinations and Outcomes Review (2015 - 2017) and continues to be represented on the HESA Graduate Outcomes Steering Group.

Through our Data Insights strategic theme, AGCAS continues to support member services with the transition to Graduate Outcomes and shares best practice in the collection and interpretation of student and graduate data sets.

Research Conference and award

In previous years, AGCAS organised a Research Conference to celebrate research-informed practice and to share expertise and insights from practitioner researchers, careers professionals, academics and research students. Research Conference resources from 2017, 2018 and 2019 are available to members.

The AGCAS Awards for Excellence encourage, reward and share good practice amongst HE careers and employability practitioners. Previous winners of the AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice can be accessed here. The award encouraged and promoted evidenced-based practice in all areas of member activity. It was last presented in 2019.

Previous research projects


To find out more about the AGCAS Research and Knowledge Strategy area see here