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  1. 22 Jun 2016

    Phoenix: graduate attributes issue now available

    The latest edition of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available. The June 2016 issue focuses on graduate attributes, with articles outlining the various ways that HE careers and employability services are working with students and employers to raise awareness of the key attributes needed to attain graduate employment.

    Despite being widely preached by universities, careers services and students alike, confusion still surrounds the graduate attributes agenda.  

  2. 22 Jun 2016

    Tammy Goldfeld: my experience on the AGCAS Board

    Tammy Goldfeld has departed from the AGCAS Board of Directors following the end of her three-year term of office. Tammy has been the AGCAS Director of Membership since June 2013 and has done an absolutely fantastic job at promoting our message. We would like to thank Tammy for her invaluable contribution to the Board.

  3. 20 Jun 2016

    STEP to launch National Internship Week (27 June - 1 July)

    National Internship Week is a week-long celebration of internships, taking place from 27 June - 1 July. The week aims to highlight the positive impact that paid internships have on businesses, the UK economy and the interns themselves.

  4. 20 Jun 2016

    Be More! Making graduate attributes meaningful at Keele

    Lisa McWilliams, Head of Careers and Employability at Keele University, reflects on bringing graduate attributes to life through themed activities, events, workshops and purple ducks!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 29 Sep 2015

    Representing AGCAS in the media: Directory of Experts

    Do you have a good knowledge of a particular area of careers and employability work, for example subject or sector-specific LMI, widening participation, diversity issues, international students, or postgraduate study? AGCAS holds a Directory of Experts: a register of AGCAS members who volunteer, as opportunities and requests arise, to speak confidently on behalf of the organisation to the press, researchers and other interested parties.

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