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26 Jan 2017
This annual survey aims to build an informative dataset of the graduate labour market as it evolves and develops over time. The AGCAS survey is unique as it taps directly into the practical knowledge and experience of the graduate labour market from the leaders of higher education careers and employability services throughout the UK.
23 Feb 2016
This resource explains how information literacy contributes to the employability of graduates. It looks at mapping information skills and competencies against what is expected of graduates entering the job market and, in the longer term, developing their careers.
8 Dec 2014
Members of the AGCAS Disability Task Group have produced a blog aimed at fellow practitioners working with disabled students and graduates. The blog highlights work that the group does and also serves to publicise relevant training sessions and useful new resources.
18 Nov 2014
This report examines trends in applications and acceptances to higher education in the UK, based on evidence from the 2014 application cycle. It follows on from the Independent Commission on Fees previous report on applications and acceptances to higher education in the UK.
27 Feb 2015
This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice in the development of employability skills. This is with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of 'graduate attributes' and situating libraries' 'traditional' information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.
3 Jun 2014
This report tells the story of UK manufacturing from the perspective of the businesses involved. It sets out a snapshot of the issues that matter to manufacturers. Some of the issues raised are unexpected, but the hope is that by highlighting them, this report will dispel some myths, reveal the diversity of UK manufacturing and help promote a greater understanding of this sector and how it contributes to the economy.
30 Apr 2014
These briefing notes have been produced for the Chairs of AGCAS task groups and are intended to support those AGCAS members undertaking this particular role. The guidelines outline what is expected of Chairs and the key areas of responsibility.
11 Apr 2014
This paper estimates the sorting (signalling or screening) effects of university degree class on labour market outcomes. It compares labour market outcomes by degree class, six months after completing a course. The data is based on DLHE from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
10 Feb 2014
A career postcode lottery? Local authority provision of youth and career support following the 2011 Education Act
This study focuses attention on the experiences of local authorities (LAs) and their staff in dealing with the recent changes in the delivery of career support to young people. The aim was to explore the current scale and nature of LA careers activities with a view to providing a picture of LA responses to the policy changes.
25 Sep 2013
This report presents the findings of research into adult career decision-making. The study was undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and explores how adults make career decisions and their awareness, use of and satisfaction with the support available. The research was qualitative and included a literature review.
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