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AGCAS Awards for Excellence: 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2016 have been announced.

This year saw a high number of entries, with 48 AGCAS member services nominated for a broad range of activities across the full range of HE careers and employability work. The standard of the initiatives submitted has been exceptional.

In the end, 23 institutions have been shortlisted for the 8 Service Awards.
Service Awards shortlists

1. AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement, sponsored by Gradcore 

University of Hull – Curriculum reform and academic employability training
University of Reading – Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme
University of Southampton – Partnership with Grosvenor and the School of Geography  

2. AGCAS Award for Employability, sponsored by Prospects

Newcastle University – Triple E Challenge
University of Greenwich – New employability approach for BAME students
University of Southampton – Business Innovation Programme

3. AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement, sponsored by Gradconsult

Leeds Beckett University – Speed mentoring session
Ulster University – Career Entrepreneurship
University of Lincoln – Partnership with Lincolnshire police

4. AGCAS Award for Entrepreneurship, sponsored by GSM London

City University London – CityStarters

University of Chester – Venture Programme

University of Salford – Extracurricular enterprise support opportunities

5. AGCAS Award for Internationalisation sponsored by UKCISA

The University of Edinburgh – Dedicated internationalisation support
University of East Anglia – Global Opportunities Week
University of Essex – Globally engaged Essex graduate
University of Liverpool – Speak English

6. AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services
, sponsored by Unitemps

Durham University – Durham International Student Employability Programme

Queen’s University Belfast – Partnership with Development and Alumni Relations
University of Birmingham - Partnership with Development and Alumni Relations
University of Southampton
– Partnership with Enabling Services

7. AGCAS Award for Student Engagement
, sponsored by CareerHub

The University of Manchester – Managing My Future
University of East London – CaSE engagement 

University of Sussex – First-Generation Scholars

8. AGCAS Award for Technology
, sponsored by FDM

University of Birmingham – Personal Skills Award

University of the West of England – GradLink
University of York – York Profiles & Mentors

Individual Awards shortlist

1. AGCAS Award for Outstanding Newcomer

Sabrina Altariva, University of Northampton
Paul Gratrick, The University of Manchester 
Craig Phillips
, The University of Edinburgh

2. AGCAS Significant Influence Award
Winners in this category will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Awards judges

All winners have been decided by a panel of judges. We are grateful to the following individuals:  
• Christine Smith, University of Bedfordshire
• Fiona Tracey, London Metropolitan University

• Gary Argent, Graduate Transitions  
• Helen McCarron, University of Lincoln    
• Helen Stringer, The University of Edinburgh
• Janice Montgomery, University of Aberdeen
• Judith Baines, University of Hertfordshire
• Julie Blant, The University of Nottingham
• Marc Lintern, Newcastle University  
• Marcus Andrews, Aston University  
• Nicki Castello, University of Gloucestershire
• Phillip Williams, University of Leicester
• Sarah Jeffries-Watts, University of Birmingham
• Suzanne Maynard, Leeds Beckett University
• Tammy Goldfeld, The University of Manchester
• Tonia Galati, Kingston University  

All judges were required to declare any conflicts of interests and, where necessary, refrain from judging or shortlisting those categories where a conflict of interest was identified.

Winner announcements

The winners of all awards will be announced on the evening of Wednesday 7th September at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability professionals 2016, Chester.

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Created on: 24 July 2016

Last updated: 01 September 2016

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