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AGCAS Awards 2017: Award categories

Service Awards (9 categories)

1. AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement
For effective partnership with one or more institutional academic department(s), with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

2. AGCAS Award for Employability
For improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates, with demonstrable institutional-level impact.

3. AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement

For effective partnership with one or more named employers and/or for engaging employers of a particular type/sector with the work of careers and employability services, with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

4. AGCAS Award for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
For effective support of enterprise and entrepreneurship, including engaging students with business start-up and/or improving the enterprise and entrepreneurial development of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

5. AGCAS Award for Internationalisation
For effective development and implementation of an internationalisation strategy with the ultimate aim of improving the global mindset of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

6. AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services
For effective partnership with one or more institutional professional services department(s), with the ultimate aim of improving the employability of students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

7. AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice
To encourage and promote research-informed practice in all areas of members’ activity. We are seeking nominations for the generation of new knowledge and insight that has been or could be used to enhance the work of AGCAS member services.

8. AGCAS Award for Student Engagement

For engaging students, or a specific group of students, with career planning and employability.

9. AGCAS Award for Technology
For an innovative initiative using technology to deliver careers and employability services to students/graduates, or a specific group of students/graduates.

Individual Awards (2 categories)

1. AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award
For an outstanding initial contribution to the work of an AGCAS member careers and employability service (for AGCAS members of less than two years).

2. AGCAS Significant Influence Award

For an outstanding and sustained contribution to the work of AGCAS over a number of years.

Award winner benefits

Award winners will:

• be presented with a trophy at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner;
• be eligible to use the AGCAS Awards for Excellence Winners 2017 logo;
• benefit from AGCAS publicity including at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner, on the AGCAS website, in ARENA and Phoenix, and in press releases;
• have an excellent opportunity to generate their own internal and external publicity.

All nominees and AGCAS members will benefit from:

• the sharing of information about innovative and excellent practice;
• the celebration of excellence and profile raising of HE careers services and careers and employability education, information, advice or guidance more generally.

Awards information and forms

The Awards criteria, Awards categories, Nomination forms and Entry rules are available to download below (Member login required).

If you have any problems downloading, please contact ict@agcas.org.uk .


  • AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2017 Download - Information

    • Awards categories (Locked)
    • Awards criteria (Locked)
    • Entry rules (Locked)
  • AGCAS Awards for Excellence Download - Nomination Forms

    • Service and Individual Nomination Form (Locked)

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