Service Membership – UK and Ireland

Service Membership is the level of AGCAS membership that confers the most benefits. Open to careers and employability services, which support whole institutions and operate within/to the AGCAS Code of Ethics and Membership Quality Standard.



To be eligible for Service Membership:

  • The institution must offer study programmes at higher education level
  • The institution must provide careers and employment services to all students of higher education programmes
  • The service must offer support across the whole institution
  • There must be a named head of service for the purpose of liaison with AGCAS
  • The service must commit to operate within/to the AGCAS Code of Ethics and Membership Quality Standard
  • Membership of AGCAS should not be sought to pursue commercial benefit


Holders of Service Membership are entitled to the maximum benefits conferred by AGCAS membership including:

  • Access to a supportive network of careers and employability professionals including heads of services
  • The named head of service or a representative will be eligible to attend the annual AGCAS Heads of Service Conferences
  • The named head of service and a named 'deputy' will be eligible to receive AGCAS Heads Updates by email
  • Access to AGCAS-Heads and other appropriate AGCAS email discussion lists and LinkedIn groups
  • Many opportunities to network with professional colleagues and with graduate employers face-to-face, by telephone, email and via social networking sites
  • Access to and maximum discount off (40% Full Members and 30% Affiliate Members) AGCAS' wide-ranging portfolio of conferences, events and training
  • Access to qualifications delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS
  • The opportunity to enter and win AGCAS' prestigious Awards for Excellence
  • Opportunities to network and contribute to AGCAS via membership of a wide range of task groups and one-off projects
  • Eligibility to buy member service-only streaming licences for AGCAS video content
  • Copies of Phoenix, AGCAS' digital journal, three times a year
  • Copies of ARENA, AGCAS' weekly e-newsletter
  • Access to all areas of the AGCAS website, including service member-only downloads
  • Eligibility to join and chair AGCAS Task Groups
  • Eligibility to stand for election to the AGCAS Board of Directors


Service membership is based on two elements, the institutional (student FTE) element and the individual (staff member) element:

  1. The institutional element is in two parts, both based on the number of FTE HE students registered at the institution. In the UK, Part A is based on broad bands (we will quote based on your student numbers) and Part B on exact numbers is £1.65 per 75 FTE students.
  2. The individual element is:
  • £33.48 excluding VAT per named AGCAS full member.
  • £66.95 excluding VAT per named AGCAS partner member.

Service membership costs will be calculated and a quote produced.