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  1. AGCAS Careers Fairs Survey

    The AGCAS Careers Fairs Survey reveals the considerable value students place on face-to-face interactions with employers. The research has implications for the planning of careers fairs and leads to recommendations that could strengthen practice in this area, for example the type of information that students value at careers fairs.

  2. AGCAS First-Year Career Readiness Survey

    The AGCAS First-Year Student Career Readiness Survey is designed as a baseline survey at the university entry point to evaluate students' levels of career readiness. Career readiness and careers support needs are revealed through students self-reporting their previous experiences of careers support, motivations for course choice, steps already taken to enhance their employability, current perception of university life and future career plans.

  3. Review of technology platforms used by AGCAS member services

    A survey based on feedback from AGCAS Link surveys carried out in early May 2017.

  4. Embedding Skills Development into the postgraduate curriculum.

    This case study focussed on a pilot project at the University of Warwick, which brings together academic staff and professional services to create and deliver more relevant, tailored support within postgraduate programmes.

  5. Phoenix (AGCAS journal)

    Phoenix is the AGCAS journal, produced three times a year in February, June and October.

    The latest issue is June 2017: Supporting postgraduate students
    The next issue is October 2017: Student well-being

  6. Consultation questions - Industrial Strategy Green Paper

    The Green Paper for the Government’s Industrial Strategy was launched last week; this paper is the beginning of a long consultation period and was described as being ‘very green’. During the next couple of months there will be much discussion as the industrial strategy takes place. Through these newsletters, we will try and keep you up to date on developments.

  7. AGCAS Graduate Labour Market and Student Engagement Survey

    This annual survey aims to build an informative dataset of the graduate labour market as it evolves and develops over time. The AGCAS survey is unique as it taps directly into the practical knowledge and experience of the graduate labour market from the leaders of higher education careers and employability services throughout the UK.

    AGCAS first undertook this survey in 2014. The survey was repeated in 2015 and in 2016.

  8. Interviews with Dan Cook, HESA (2017) on the #NewDLHE

    During the AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2017 AGCAS had the opportunity to interview Dan Cook from HESA to find out more about the #NewDLHE.

  9. Teaching Publications

    Updated by the AGCAS Teaching and Related Professions Task Group and published in the TARGETpostgrad Teaching publication and online on TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad, this series includes Routes into Teaching, Getting a Teaching Job, Education Alternatives, Teaching in Scotland, Teaching in Wales and Teaching in Northern Ireland.

  10. What Do Graduates Do?

    Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? uses statistics drawn from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), which is conducted by every university in the UK each year to try and establish what every graduate is doing six months after graduation. What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU).

    Key findings from the lastest edition of What do Graduates Do? (2016) show that the graduate jobs market is at its strongest since 2007. 

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