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AGCAS Publications

AGCAS works in collaboration with members and in partnership with Prospects and GTI Media to produce top-quality careers information and advice for the benefit of students, graduates, careers professionals and the wider HE community.

Where to find AGCAS publications

AGCAS produces a number of publications which can be accessed at the Prospects website, targetjobs.co.uk and targetpostgrad.com.

On Prospects: 

Job profiles

Job profiles (Occupational Profiles) - around 400 job profiles containing information on work activities, entry requirements, training, salary and vacancy sources.

Find out more about the Job profiles.

What can I do with my degree?

What can I do with my degree? (Options with your subject) - an overview of the career paths available to graduates from a range of degree subjects, plus data about where graduates go on to work and study.

Find out more about the What can I do with my degree? series.

On targetjobs.co.uk:

Diversity Matters

Diversity Matters - includes specialist, in-depth advice on diversity and equality issues relating to the law, marketing yourself effectively and how to find positive employers.

Find out more about Diversity Matters.

Country profiles

Working abroad - information covering 40 countries highlighting the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information and living in the country in question.

The graduate's guide to working abroad - a guide to everything you need to get the most out of working abroad. Advice on where to go, who to work for, visas and work permits and day-to-day practicalities. 

Find out more about Working abroad.

Teaching content

Teaching and education - information on how to become a teacher including what qualifications are needed, the different training routes, how to apply, funding, and training. Also includes tips on how to get the first teaching job, interview techniques, salary information and teaching in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Find out more about the teaching content and where to find it on targetjobs.co.uk.  

Special interest series

International students - provides advice for international students on seeking work outside the UK, getting work experience, job hunting in the UK and visas and work permits for working in the UK.

Find out more about the international students publication

Changing or leaving your course - provides practical, easy to follow advice to help students make the right choices at what can be a stressful and confusing time. 

Find out more about Changing or leaving your course

Using your language skills - includes information on a range of careers and job roles, from translating and interpreting to teaching or working in marketing or logistics, available to graduates with language skills.

Find out more about Using your language skills

Your foundation degree...what next? - includes tips for job hunting with a foundation degree and explores options for further study, including taking a top-up course to gain a full honours degree.

Find out more about Your foundation degree...what next?.

Your HND...what next? - provides information on how a HND can help you into your chosen career and explores options for further study.

Find out more about Your HND...what next?

Accountancy and financial management - content provided by AGCAS on The top ten student FAQs about accountancy careers and Graduate jobs in accountancy: what is the work/life balance like?.  

On targetpostgrad.com:

Country profiles

Studying abroad - information covering 40 countries that includes an overview of the HE system, what courses can be studied, how to apply, fees and scholarships and visa requirements.

The postgraduate guide to studying abroad - what you need to do to secure a place on the course you want, from finding the right course and institution to exploring your funding options and preparing an application.  

Find out more about Studying abroad

Special interest series

Why do postgraduate study? - factors to consider when choosing why and when to do a course.

Applying for postgraduate study - information on example interview questions for postgraduate study and a postgraduate application timetable.   

What can I do with my masters?  - covers what you can do with a masters, how to increase the chances of getting a job, options for further study and funding.

What can I do with my PhD? - covers what a PhD can lead to including academic jobs, jobs outside academia and research and professional training.  

Find out more about the postgraduate study content and where to find it on targetpostgrad.com. 

Updated AGCAS content on the Prospects website

To view the most recent list of updated AGCAS/Prospects publications now live on the Prospects website, see the Live content August 2017 attachment below.

For a full record of titles that have gone live in the past year, go to AGCAS/Graduate Prospects publications: recently updated titles.

Updated AGCAS content on TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad websites

To view the list of recently updated titles on targetjobs.co.uk and targetpostgrad.com, see the Updated content TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad attachment below. For a full list of all pages that contain AGCAS content, see the Location of AGCAS content on TARGETJobs and TARGETpostgrad attachment below. 

Other AGCAS publications

AGCAS has previously published the Industry Insights and some titles of the Special Interest series, as well as Create your Own Career. These publications are no longer updated and the pdfs have been removed from the AGCAS website.

Volunteer writers! Update a Job Profile 

Updating a profile is a great opportunity to hone your skills, expand your knowledge and enrich the content on the Prospects website as well as serve the AGCAS community and your students.

If you are interested in updating a job profile or think you might be able to help with supplying a case study or would like more information about writing for AGCAS contact editors@agcas.org.uk.

Case studies needed

We're looking for case studies of recent graduates who are working in a variety of sectors and job roles to publish on the Prospects website in the Job profiles section. Take a look at the list of case studies we require by clicking on the Case studies for Job profiles list below. If you know someone who may be suitable contact us at editors@agcas.org.uk

We are also seeking case studies to accompany the What can I do with my degree? series. Click on the Case studies for What can I do with my degree 2017 list below for inspiration and get in touch if you think you may be able to help. 

A final word from the editors... 

We'll keep you posted of all the new titles we're recruiting for on here and on Twitter, so join us @EDITORSatAGCAS! And connect with Editors Agcas on LinkedIn too!

Contact editors@agcas.org.uk for further information on volunteering for the Occupational Profiles, supplying a case study, or any of the publications.


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