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Nominations now open for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2017

We are delighted to announce that nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2017 are now open. Nominations are invited from AGCAS member services, individual members of AGCAS, AGCAS Task Groups or partnerships/groups of AGCAS member services, as appropriate for each award category. 

Celebration of excellence 

AGCAS Awards for Excellence encourage, reward and share good practice amongst HE careers and employability practitioners, and their partner organisations, by promoting high-quality, creative, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of HE careers and employability work. All nominees and AGCAS members benefit from the sharing of information about innovative and excellent practice.

Award categories 

This year, AGCAS will be awarding 9 Service Awards and 2 Individual Awards. 

Service Awards: 

•    AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement
•    AGCAS Award for Employability
•    AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement
•    AGCAS Award for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
•    AGCAS Award for Internationalisation
•    AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services
•    AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice
•    AGCAS Award for Student Engagement
•    AGCAS Award for Technology 

Individual Awards: 

•    AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award
•    AGCAS Significant Influence Award

Comments from previous winners:

“Not only is it wonderful to have been recognised for our achievements by our professional colleagues, but also a fantastic boost to our credibility as a service across the institution.”

“…our award has been very welcomed within the institution and has raised our profile even more. On a more personal note there was a real buzz from our staff when we came back from Conference about the Award because all staff in one way or another are contributing to our strategy.”

“Winning an AGCAS award has certainly given us something to shout about! As our work can sometimes be overlooked, this award has helped acknowledge the creativity, forward thinking and innovation within our careers team.”

“Winning our first AGCAS award felt fantastic and to be voted as the winner by colleagues from careers organisations across the country made it feel even sweeter. This award has provided the team with the recognition they so richly deserve both locally and nationally and the accolades we received following the announcement have been amazing. I have seen the confidence levels in our team sore, the creativity levels increase and to be greeted at work every day by an inspired, newly motivated and award winning employer engagement team is brilliant … it really doesn’t get much better than that.”


How to apply 

Download full details of awards categories, criteria and nomination forms.

Please contact us if you are having trouble viewing or downloading the content. 


The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Please submit all nominations as a Word attachment to our Awards inbox


All winners will be announced at the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2017 ceremony, at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner, in Nottingham, on Wednesday 6th September 2017. 


Created on: 05 May 2017

Last updated: 05 May 2017

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