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11 Nov 2016
Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? uses statistics drawn from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), which is conducted by every university in the UK each year to try and establish what every graduate is doing six months after graduation. What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU).
Key findings from the lastest edition of What do Graduates Do? (2016) show that the graduate jobs market is at its strongest since 2007.
19 Oct 2016
Universities UK has produced the final report of the Social Mobility Advisory Group, which was set up with the aim of identifying practical ways to address inequality in higher education. It has highlighted the need for a rigorous evidence-based approach to social mobility, the importance of evaluation to inform and shape future work and that sustained change can only be achieved through collaboration and partnership between universities, schools, colleges and employers.
17 May 2016
This resource pack, produced by the AGCAS Disability Task Group, is designed around a 'frequently asked questions' format. It provides assistance based around some of the key issues that careers advisers may have questions or concerns about when dealing with disabled students and graduates.
24 Aug 2015
The Working in Fitness Survey is a key source of information on the fitness industry across the UK. Now in its tenth year, it explores a range of issues, from salaries and working conditions through to professional membership and future expectations of staying in the industry.
2 Oct 2016
What Happens Next? analyses the destinations of disabled graduates. The report details the experiences of graduates from specific groups and aims to challenge many widely-established views on the opportunities available to disabled students.
8 Dec 2014
Nesta has created six possible future scenarios for the UK collaborative economy. Looking ahead to 2025, each scenario highlights some of the key trends and assumptions that are currently driving forward this space, such as micro-entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and local economic development.
10 Nov 2014
Why have some countries become more unemployed than others? An investigation of changes in unemployment in EU member states since 2008
This Working Paper investigates links between employment changes and both sectoral developments and changes in earnings levels in six EU member states (Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Spain and the UK). The paper challenges the view that a remedy focusing on reducing employment protection and pay levels leads to higher levels of employment. It recommends instead policies to restore investment levels and to help transformation towards economies based on higher skill and qualification levels.
23 May 2014
The National Union of Students (NUS) has compiled a collection of thought pieces on the state of information, advice and guidance (IAG) in the UK. Contributors include Sue Spence, AGCAS Director for Professional Development and Careers Adviser at University of Huddersfield, who looks at how employability and engagement are key to graduate success.
24 Feb 2014
This report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee investigates factors behind the lack of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and women's lack of progression in STEM careers, and looks at how to address these issues.
10 Oct 2016
The AGCAS Disability Task Group has collated a series of case studies from members illustrating good practice in working with disabled students and graduates. All the case studies included are based on work with real clients, but have been anonymised.
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