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AGCAS Liaison Officers (ALOs)

AGCAS has a system of liaison officers (ALOs) in place to help AGCAS and its members obtain a greater understanding of employment, training and development opportunities for graduates in certain sectors and to establish and maintain a constructive relationship with organisations of strategic importance to AGCAS.

ALOs are recruited from the membership and carry out an important voluntary relationship-building and ambassadorial role for AGCAS with their link organisation.

What do ALOs do?

ALOs establish and maintain an information-sharing relationship with their link organisation and disseminate industry information to the HE careers community through a range of AGCAS communication channels, including:

• AGCAS discussion lists
• ARENA - AGCAS fortnightly e-newsletter
• the AGCAS website

They also help their link organisation communicate with AGCAS members and better understand the needs of HE careers professionals and their students by alerting them to relevant networking opportunities, including AGCAS training, events and conferences.

In essence, ALOs update their own and other AGCAS members' knowledge of employment, training, the graduate labour market and career development opportunities in a particular sector and, in return, help professional bodies better understand how HE careers services work. The relationship is intended to be mutually beneficial.

How ALOs are appointed

When a vacancy for an ALO occurs, either through a new relationship or through a resignation, members of AGCAS are invited to submit an application (with preference normally given to Full Members) to take on the role.

Identifying link organisations

All AGCAS members are encouraged to identify organisations for possible links. The link should be beneficial to AGCAS, its members, HE students and graduates and the organisation concerned. Contact Sarah Nichols to discuss the possibility of establishing a new relationship.

Organisations looking to work with AGCAS

If your organisation is looking to build a mutually beneficial relationship with AGCAS and would like to find out more about establishing an ALO link, please contact Samantha Woodman.

AGCAS links with other organisations

See the current list of organisations with whom AGCAS has a formal link.



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