Phoenix is the AGCAS journal, published three times a year in February, June and October.

Phoenix is predominantly for AGCAS member services to showcase and share best practice in careers and employability service delivery across a wide range of areas; it is the vehicle for members to share the plethora of initiatives, schemes, projects and collaborations that sit at the heart of the modern-day university careers service.

Each issue is themed. Recent issues have covered the strategic alignment of employability with academic learning, supporting disabled students, regionalisation, big data, social mobility, student well-being, postgraduate students, placements, graduate destinations, graduate attributes and employer engagement.

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Phoenix October 2019 (Issue 158) - Supporting International Students

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This issue of Phoenix shines a spotlight on the delivery of bespoke careers and employability support to a diverse international student cohort. We should feel collectively proud of the varied examples of great practice featured here. But this is just the start.

We all know that international students bring cultural and academic diversity and vibrancy to university campuses across the UK and that there are many benefits to the integration of home and international students while studying. However, there is still much more to be done to support international students to gain graduate work in the UK for longer, and with increased success. For far too long, the pursuit of UK graduate employment has been challenging for international students.

How can we soften the blow for the earlier cohorts not covered by the recent post-study work visa announcement? How can we ensure international students are able to make the most of their UK experience? We can all – as practitioners, institutional leaders, sector bodies and government – work together to enhance the UK’s offer to international students. It’s all about making a difference.


Phoenix June 2019 (Issue 157) - Academic Alignment

Phoenix February 2019 (Issue 156) – Supporting disabled students

Phoenix October 2018 (Issue 155) - Regional Collaboration

Phoenix June 2018 (Issue 154) - Big Data

Phoenix February 2018 (Issue 153) – Social Mobility

Phoenix October 2017 (Issue 152) – Student Well-being

Phoenix June 2017 (Issue 151) – Supporting Postgraduate Students

Phoenix February 2017 (Issue 150) – The Placements Issue

Archive of Phoenix issues and themes (from 1977 to the present day)

To view earlier issues of Phoenix, please contact Gemma Green, Phoenix Editor.

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