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  1. 20 Jun 2016

    Helping PhD students articulate their skills to employers

    Lorna Warnock, Employability Manager from the Department of Biology at The University of York, discusses the competency framework they use to articulate the skills of PhD students to potential employers. This toolkit is designed to help PhD students assess their own competencies and professional development whilst undertaking their PhD internships.

  2. 20 Jun 2016

    Developing your Global Career webinar series

    In Spring 2016 the Midlands International Group, a consortium of 16 universities, delivered a webinar series consisting of 13 online events targeted at international students. The sessions were supported by funding from UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and careers professionals from across the region worked with employers and alumni to run a week of online sessions, which were designed to prepare for students for the global job market.

  3. 17 Jun 2016

    What's the use of an attributes list?

    Sam Rhodes, Head of Careers Service at the University of Brighton, discusses their unique approach for getting graduates to recognise their attributes. By creating a strong partnership between the careers service and the academic staff, the University of Brighton has been able to embed employability into the curriculum in an accessible way for its students.

  4. 17 Jun 2016

    Playing tag: keeping track of graduate attributes

    Helen Bhanaut, Learning Developer with the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Cardiff Metropolitan University, introduces the concept of tagging as a means to increase awareness of Graduate Attributes.

  5. 15 Jun 2016

    Aligning graduate attributes with careers practice at BCU

    Jane McAllister and Katie Whitehouse are both careers consultants in the Careers and Employment Team at Birmingham City University (BCU). Here, they explore how careers consultants are working closely with academics to incorporate BCU’s graduate attributes into the delivery of careers sessions in order to make them more accessible to students from enrolment to graduation.

  6. 27 May 2016

    AGCAS Executive Director update: consultations and reports (May 2016)

    Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, provides a round-up of AGCAS activity over the past month, thanking members for their continuing support and seeking contributions to help form the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations.

  7. 24 May 2016

    From mock interviews to mastering recruitment practice

    Calli Amiras, Deputy Director of the Professional Development Centre and Head of Careers at Brunel University, is proud that Brunel was the first university careers service in the UK to use video interviewing. The careers service initially introduced Sonru's video interviewing as an interview preparation tool for students, but in practice its usage has extended far beyond their original intentions.

  8. 24 May 2016

    Enterprise blog from AGCAS task group

    Members of the AGCAS Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Task Group have reinstated their monthly entrepreneurship and enterprise blog. The aim of the blog is to communicate more effectively with careers professionals and academics, as well as with members of the wider community who are interested in keeping up to date with the latest enterprise news and initiatives.

  9. 20 May 2016

    AGCAS to help implement Shadbolt computer science recommendations

    The AGCAS Board is pleased to endorse the publication of the final report from the Shadbolt review of computer sciences degree accreditation and graduate employability. AGCAS has been identified as a key organisation that needs to be involved in the implementation of a series of recommendations.

    This independent review explored the accreditation arrangements for computer science degrees to ensure that they continue to be fit for the future. The focus was on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability.

  10. 10 May 2016

    HESA consultation on the future of DLHE

    On Wednesday 11th May, HESA introduced the consultation around the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.

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