28 Nov 2016
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award is Craig Phillips, Career Consultant at The University of Edinburgh. Despite having only started his career in HE 20 months ago, Craig has already made a phenomenal contribution to the shaping of the Careers and Employability Service at Edinburgh.
14 Nov 2016
Nominations are now open for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement, part of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017. The award recognises those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services' work with students and graduates. AGCAS member services are invited to nominate one employer (of any size and from any sector) who has demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to enter, thrive in, and gain satisfaction from the world of work.
11 Nov 2016
AGCAS is delighted that GTI are gold sponsors for the AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2017 in January. GTI has worked with AGCAS for nearly 30 years, ever since the company's founding in the 1980s. Since then GTI and AGCAS have shared knowledge and best practice and have joined up on numerous projects such as the TARGETpostgrad Teaching product.
4 Nov 2016
Findings from the 2016 edition of What Do Graduates Do? reveal that the unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university is 5.7%, a significant fall from 6.3% in 2015.
The report also highlights that graduates are working in more professional roles with the proportion in non-graduate jobs after six months falling from 32% in 2015 to 29% in 2016.
The 2016 report gives a thorough picture of the destinations of last year’s 247,835 UK domiciled first degree graduates in January 2016, six months after they had left university.
2 Nov 2016
AGCAS is seeking applications from members with an interest in the ongoing development of the AGCAS research programme to join the AGCAS Research Group. Over the past two years, the group has undertaken or overseen a range of projects, including the production of an annual Heads of Service Graduate Labour Market Survey and input into the AGCAS Resources Survey and AGCAS Membership Survey.
Following a review of the overall size and composition of the Reseach Group, a decision has been taken to seek three new members.
23 Oct 2016
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services, sponsored by Unitemps, is the University of Southampton. The Careers and Employability Service demonstrated collegiality in its partnership with Enabling Services in the launch of a programme to support the successful transition of disabled students into employment.
19 Oct 2016
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Student Engagement, sponsored by CareerHub, is the University of Sussex's Careers and Employability Service for its First-Generation Scholars (FGS) Scheme, which addresses barriers to career success and progression.
As part of the scheme, FGS students are offered a comprehensive range of unique, funded career development opportunities to address a potential lack of social and cultural capital and encourage more favourable employability outcome.
17 Oct 2016
The 2016 John Roberts Memorial Prize has been awarded to Isla Fay at the University of Cambridge for her work on the Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE).
The John Roberts Memorial Prize is awarded annually, in memory of former AGCAS member, John Roberts, to the best student on a CEIGHE qualification course, delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS.
17 Oct 2016
The winner of the 2016 AGCAS Award for Employability, sponsored by Prospects, is the University of Greenwich's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) for its new approach to suppporting the employability of its students, which has significantly improved the employment prospects of all Greenwich students, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students.
14 Oct 2016
Audrey McCulloch is one of two recipients of the 2016 AGCAS Significant Influence Award. Audrey has been part of the fabric of higher education careers and employability work and, more specifically, AGCAS Scotland for over twenty years.
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