Phoenix is the AGCAS journal, produced as a digital publication three times a year in February, June and October.

Each issue is themed. Recent issues have covered big data, social mobility, student well-being, postgraduate students, placements, graduate destinations, graduate attributes and employer engagement. View the full archive of Phoenix issues and themes, from 1977 to the present day.

Regular content includes:

  • best practice in higher education careers and employability service delivery
  • opinion pieces
  • research round-up
  • Careers Anonymous

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Phoenix June 2018 (Issue 154) – Big Data

Phoenix Big Data

The June 2018 issue of Phoenix showcases the modern, data-driven, data-informed higher education careers service.

In recent years, we have had to learn to navigate a new higher education landscape and make the most of the opportunities it presents us with. We have seen measures of graduate employability take centre stage as two of the six key metrics in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). As careers professionals, this has given us increased visibility along with increased scrutiny and accountability.

This edition addresses the multiple levels and facets of the data landscape: from the sector-level changes, which impact on day-to-day practice, to the changing role of individual career professionals and the need to support careers teams to develop confidence and capabilities in the use of data.

As AGCAS, we are a strong voice in the sector on a topic that policy makers and higher education leaders are increasingly concerned with. Our role is not only to understand and work with the data itself but also to operate effectively in the data landscape to help inform the sector and advocate for contextualised, useful measures that support informed decision making.


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

Phoenix October 2016 (Issue 149) – Graduate Destinations

Phoenix June 2016 (Issue 148) – Defining Graduate Attributes

Phoenix February 2016 (Issue 147) – Employer Engagement

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

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