Vacancies on What Do Graduates Do? Steering Group - Deadline Extended

07 February 2020

The What do graduates do? Steering Group is seeking to recruit three new members.

About What do graduates do?

For the last 20 years, What do graduates do? has been produced collaboratively by Prospects and AGCAS for the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). The annual report is an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand what happens to UK-domiciled graduates after they leave university. As well as an analysis of graduate destinations data, What do graduates do? provides contextual information about the graduate labour market and a range of editorials from careers experts to help answer important questions about prospects for graduates after university. It is a vital tool in the armoury of the careers professional but also for the wider sector and policy makers focusing on the ever-evolving question of graduate employment.

The next edition of What do graduates do?, expected to be published in September, will be the first edition to use Graduate Outcomes data rather than Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) data. This has real importance for the sector as it may be the biggest use of the new Graduate Outcomes data outside of the Office for Students, HESA and Department for Education.

The role

Working with AGCAS and HECSU colleagues, you will have the opportunity to shape What do graduates do? through contributing to discussions about the form of the publication and the editorial content. We anticipate that some members of the steering group will also write content for the publication but we will recruit for more authors later in the process. Group members are also involved in other aspects of production and promotion, including feeding into conversations about future editions of What do graduates do?.

The group currently comprises three AGCAS volunteers, as well as AGCAS staff members and members of the HECSU team. We also hope to co-opt members from other AGCAS groups and representatives from our Research and Knowledge strategic area to contribute their expertise. The group will meet once in-person and via remote meetings, and will communicate via email before the expected publication date of September.  

What are we looking for

We are looking for members with an excellent understanding of the careers and employability landscape and the ability to strategically steer What do graduates do?. If you are keen to contribute your views and work with colleagues from across the sector to shape the development of this high-profile publication, then we want to hear from you.


Please feel free to contact Gabi Binnie, AGCAS Policy and Research Manager, with any questions you might have about the group or for an informal conversation. 

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please complete an application form and submit to The deadline has been extended to 17:00 on Wednesday 19 February 2020.