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

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

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Next issue

The October 2020 issue will illustrate how university careers services have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite articles that profile how members have adapted to the delivery of fully online/remote services, and the changes to how careers services have functioned since March.

Latest issue

Phoenix June 2020 (Issue 160) – The Research Issue

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When we started planning this issue of Phoenix in early March, just like everybody else, we had no idea what was ahead of us. Our core aims were to share insights into the latest research in higher education careers and employability, demonstrate how research can be used to tackle key issues in the sector, and empower those new to research to consider how day-to-day careers and employability practice could become potential research material.

Fast forward a few weeks and it is clear, as the articles in this issue demonstrate, why research is important now more than ever. We can use research as a tool to build knowledge and insights, to inform service innovation, as a stimulus to important conversations, and to enhance our understanding of what’s happening around us. We hope that the reflections shared will inspire others to embark on their own research journeys and add to the collective mass of careers and employability research.


Phoenix February 2020 (Issue 159) - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Phoenix October 2019 (Issue 158) - Supporting international students

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.

How to write for Phoenix

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The 12-step guide to writing for Phoenix