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Phoenix (AGCAS journal)

Latest issue: June 2017 - Supporting postgraduate students

This issue features articles showcasing how careers practitioners are tailoring support for PGTs, PGRs and ECRs. You can read about the benefits of collaborative working with academics, colleagues in graduate schools, alumni and other role models – and with the students themselves. There are articles highlighting the challenges of student engagement and how AGCAS member services have sought to address these and the lessons learnt from re-shaping provision.

You can also read how practitioners are helping students deal with more complex issues, including understanding and renegotiating their professional identity, reinterpreting perceived failure and underachievement, and planning for unexpected career trajectories when they reach the end of the further study road. Analysis of trends in postgraduate employment is provided by Charlie Ball, who also highlights some of the main issues revealed by postgraduate outcomes data, findings which are crucial to inform the support aimed at postgraduates as they transition from study to the world of work.

There are also articles highlighting how institutional data and an evidencebased understanding of students’ thinking have influenced provision and inspired different ways of helping students approach career planning and navigate the postgraduate pathway.

In addition to our postgraduate-themed content, irrational career decision-making and the impact of one-to-one career interventions are just two of the areas highlighted in our regular research round-up. Finally, in Careers Anonymous, we are all invited to consider (against a backdrop of 90s nostalgia) how the extension of the student life cycle is presenting the sector with new opportunities to extend our reach.

About Phoenix

Phoenix is the AGCAS journal, produced three times a year. Publication dates are February, June and October. Phoenix was re-launched as a digital journal in January 2013 and is no longer produced in hard copy.

Each issue focuses on a specific theme. Regular content includes:

• features on the latest developments in the world of HE careers and employability;
• opinion pieces;
• recent careers-related research;
• Careers Anonymous.

Next issue: October 2017

Author(s): Editor: Gemma Green, AGCAS Research and Knowledge Manager; AGCAS Phoenix Editorial Group

Production date: 2017

How to obtain: An archive of digital and pre-digital issues is below (only available to AGCAS members who have registered with this site and signed in).

Communities: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands, Wales, Teaching Professions, South West England, South England, South East England, Scotland, Research Staff, Research, Recruiters and Partners, Quality, Qualification, Psychometric Assessment, Postgraduate, North West England, North East England, London, Legal Subjects, Ireland, Internationalisation, ICT, Health and Medical Professions, Heads and Deputies, Graduate Labour Market (GLaM), Enterprise, Employability, East Midlands, Diversity, Creative Industries, Careers Information, Careers Education, Careers Advice and Guidance, AGCAS

Audiences: Academics, Careers practitioners , Employers

Format: Web


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