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ICT Advisory Group's First Meeting

AGCAS's new ICT Advisory Group held its first meeting in January. The group's first task was to consider its remit and it would like members' views on what that should be.

Careerswebushka blog
Struggling to get to grips with ICT in a careers context, looking for inspiration or to share ideas?  Helen Pownall, Careers Consultant at the University of Manchester and a member of the AGCAS ICT Advisory Group, has started a blog on all matters ICT and careers.

New step-by-step guide to making careers podcasts
A recent ICT survey by AGCAS shows that while 38% of HE careers services are currently making use of audio podcasts, at least as many again are considering doing so. But many services are held back by a perceived lack of technical expertise and have asked AGCAS to help them. 

Election for AGCAS Director of ICT
AGCAS Associate Members are invited to vote in an online poll to decide who should be elected to the post of Director of ICT on the AGCAS Board.

AGCAS Awards for Excellence shortlists announced

The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2011 have been announced. Nominations were received in 15 different categories for a wide range of projects from AGCAS member services in all parts of the UK.

AGCAS celebrates Awards for Excellence winners

The results of the 2011 AGCAS Awards for Excellence have been announced. Winners were presented with their awards at an official ceremony and dinner, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre as part of the AGCAS Biennial Conference at The University of Nottingham, earlier this month.

The number of nominations received for each category is evidence of the high-quality, innovative and collaborative work taking place at AGCAS member services across the country.

Showcasing skills through Sussex Plus

The Sussex Plus project at the University of Sussex began as a small pilot in 2009. Using Sussex Plus, users can create their own personalised 'webfolio', similar to an online CV, to demonstrate skills and achievements in an innovative way, which can help to give them a competitive edge when applying for jobs or postgraduate courses.

Asidua's a winner for Ulster students

The relationship between the University of Ulster and Asidua Ltd, a software consultancy and services company based in Belfast, is a clear example of how effective collaboration between an employer, academic staff and a careers service can operate in the best interests of students.

Portsmouth opens Purple Door online

The Purple Door Careers and Recruitment website is central to the delivery of careers employability services offered at the University of Portsmouth, where there is increasing demand for 24/7 access to information and advice on career and employability issues from students and graduates.

Case studies highlight award-winning work

A series of case studies has been produced to showcase the winning projects and initiatives recently commended as part of the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2011.

The case studies have been compiled using the original submissions received from each AGCAS member service. They are intended to encourage and share good practice amongst HE careers professionals to help promote excellence in careers and employability work.

My other job

Working a full-time job alongside running your own business can test your organisational and time management skills to the limit. Sam Doud, IT and Web Services Manager at the University of Leeds Careers Centre, also runs his own web design and consultancy business.

Paid writing opportunities: 8 new Types of Jobs titles

We are introducing eight new Types of Jobs titles on to the Prospects website to add to the extensive list of Types of Jobs (occupational profiles) we already publish with Graduate Prospects, as part of our joint commitment to produce relevant careers resources.

Graduate labour market still on the up

Heads of higher education careers and employability services tend towards believing that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the first quarter of 2013 (January to March) than at the same time last year. 93.1% of those surveyed by AGCAS reported that, in their experience, the graduate labour market was the same or more buoyant (41.4% better, 51.7% same) compared with 3.4% who believed it was less buoyant. 3.4% said they did not know.

AGCAS announces 2013 awards winners

The results of the 2013 AGCAS Awards for Excellence have been announced. Winners were presented with their awards at an official ceremony and dinner as part of the AGCAS Biennial Conference at the University of Exeter, earlier this month. The number of nominations received in each category is evidence of the high-quality, innovative and collaborative work taking place at AGCAS member services across the country.

Liverpool John Moores University: World of Work Certificate

The World of Work Careers Centre at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) won the AGCAS Technology Award at the AGCAS Biennial Conference 2013 for successfully embedding their World of Work Certificate into every undergraduate degree.

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Current Info Issues - Managing Electronic Content, London

Fri 14 Mar 2008

The aim of this one-day AGCAS course on 14th March in London is to consider ways to manage and present online careers information resources. It will be a forum for sharing best practice.

Technology in Careers Work Conference, Reading

Wed 08 Jul 2009

An opportunity to see how colleagues are embracing ICT in their work. As well as workshops on key issues and technologies  there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and to network informally with colleagues with a wide range of interests and all levels of experience.

This event is now full.

Virtual Connections for a Distanced Region, Oxford

Mon 19 Mar 2012

This is a South West and Wales AGCAS regional event, exploring ways to communicate creatively and effectively with students over a wide geographical area.

Careers staff visit to leading IT employer FDM

Thu 17 Jul 2014

The AGCAS Eastern, Southern and London Training Group have organised a visit for careers staff to leading IT employer FDM. FDM is an international IT services provider which has firmly established itself as the UK's Leading IT graduate employer and one of the 25 fastest growing companies in Europe.

The Engineering, Science & Technology Fair, Manchester

Wed 17 Oct 2012

A national graduate recruitment and work experience fair open to students and graduates from any institution.

Careers in IT, Staffordshire

Wed 25 May 2011

Speakers at this AGCAS North West regional training event include a representative from the British Computer Society and academic staff from Staffordshire University representing postgraduate conversion courses and the PGCE in ICT.

Oxford Careers Fair

Sat 14 Oct 2017

This fair will be of particular interest if you have graduate roles in business support functions such as IT, HR, logistics, supply chain, distribution, sales and sales management, financial management, corporate social responsibility, operations and communication roles.

This fair is open to students and members of Oxford University only. 

Science, Engineering & IT Fair, Durham

Wed 08 Feb 2012

This event is aimed at all science faculty students and researchers. We welcome recruiters with summer internships or placements to fill, as well as graduate positions.

Technology in Careers - an update, Warwick

Wed 20 Jun 2012

This one-day course is especially useful for those with responsibility for using technology within their service.

UCD Science, Engineering and Technology Recruitment Fair, Dublin

Wed 01 Oct 2014

Students can meet organisations directly interested in targeting science, engineering and ICT students to find out about graduate and internship opportunities.

Use of Social Media in Job Search, Leeds

Wed 09 May 2012

A North East AGCAS regional training course to increase your understanding of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to improve the job search advice you give to your clients.

AGR Student Recruitment Trade Show 2016, London

Thu 04 Feb 2016

AGR's Student Recruitment Trade Show is designed to connect employers, suppliers and universities to help transform talent acquisition strategies and to provide possible solutions to any challenges in the industry. This year, AGR will be hosting a number of employer-led sessions specifically for careers advisers.

Science, Engineering and IT Fair, Durham

Wed 06 Feb 2013

A recruitment fair aimed at current undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for employment in the science, engineering and IT sectors.

Social Media: Student and Service Strategies, Leeds

Wed 20 Mar 2013

A North East AGCAS regional training course to increase your understanding of social media.

Decoding Digital Industries, Teesside

Tue 11 Jun 2013

A North East AGCAS regional training course to increase your knowledge of the digital industries.

Focus on IT Fair, The University of Edinburgh

Wed 27 Feb 2013

Designed to help organisations recruit students for IT positions, both degree-specific roles and roles open to any discipline.

University of Leicester Festival of Careers 2013

Tue 05 Nov 2013 to Fri 08 Nov 2013

Following on from the huge success of our 2012 event, the University of Leicester's Festival of Careers returns for 2013.

Careers in IT Fair: Opportunities for all, Edinburgh

Wed 05 Feb 2014

This event offers a chance to meet with intelligent and motivated undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in working in the IT/technology sector.


Technology in HE Careers, Warwick

Thu 11 Sep 2014

This one-day course is especially useful for those with responsibility for using technology within their service.

The University of Edinburgh's Careers in IT

Wed 04 Feb 2015

We are happy to announce that Edinburgh's Careers in IT is back for 2015. This fair offers a unique opportunity to promote your IT/technology graduate vacancies and student placements/internships. Last year the fair attracted over 250 attendees and is open to all degree disciplines. Students from any university are welcome to attend. 

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A Beginner's Guide to 'Net'-Working
Online networking is fast becoming an essential ingredient in the development and management of one’s career. This guide offers an introduction to developing a strong professional presence online, across a variety of networking platforms. It also gives tips on how to find and communicate with other people with similar professional interests.

Careering Through the Web: The potential of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies for career development and career support services

This paper examines the environment that the web provides for career exploration. It explores a range of technological trends that are likely to have impact on the way career exploration develops.

Journey to Work (DVD and streaming licence)

Journey to Work shows a number of students as they prepare for life after university. The students talk about their career ambitions and what they have already done to maximise their chances of getting a job they want. They receive tips from careers advisers and industry mentors and are helped to see the value of networking.

Integrating new technologies into careers practice: Extending the knowledge base

This UKCES report serves to introduce and analyse some of the key topics relating to the role and potential of technology in identifying effective methods for improving the provision of careers information, advice and guidance.

Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects

This wide-ranging report is the result of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into higher education in STEM subjects. It explores the supply and demand of STEM graduates and postgraduates, both in terms of the number of students and the skills and knowledge they acquire.

Employment and the Internet

This report provides a baseline of data around employment and digital technology. Digital technology is seen as an important driver in the changing structure of employment - not only in the ways in which technology has been integrated into existing organisations and roles, but the ways in which the use of digital technologies have opened up new markets and types of employment. This report maps emerging employment patterns that may provide opportunities to rethink how we address current levels of unemployment and underemployment.

Women in scientific careers

This report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee investigates factors behind the lack of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and women's lack of progression in STEM careers, and looks at how to address these issues.

Sector Skills Councils: Labour Market Information (LMI)

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) commission labour market information (LMI) and sector skills assessments (SSA) from each of the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs). The content of each report (includng employment trends, forecasts, pay, skills shortages and emerging jobs) aims to inform strategic decision in the development of employment and skills policy.

Tech Cities Job Watch

Tech Cities Job Watch is a quarterly survey of hiring demand and salaries, developed as a means of tracking the evolving IT opportunities within 10 UK cities that are rapidly developing reputations as technology cluster hubs: London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield. The report sets out to provide employers with a barometer of changing recruitment trends within the technology sector.

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•  ICT in Careers Work

•  UK HE Careers Professionals

•  Working in Higher Education

•  Careers Debate

•  Graduate Recruitment Insights - Knowledge, Practice, Solutions

•  Graduate Recruiters' Network

•  Social Media for Careers Professionals

•  UK Universities - Employer Liaison and Action Group

•  DLHE Coordinators

AGCAS Awards: Previous Winners

AGCAS Awards for Excellence were introduced in 2005. Most of the awards categories listed below are offered every two years (during Biennial years), while others have been presented in the years in between.

Diversity Award (ran up until 2007)
2007 winner: University of Sussex for Welcome to Your Future
2006 winner: University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and Edge
                      Hill University as part of Merseyside Diversity Mentoring
2005 winner: Yorkshire Universities as part of the Impact Project

Employability Award
2009 winner: The University of Nottingham for Inside Employment
2007 winner: Liverpool Hope University, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
                      John Moores University and the University of Chester as part
                      of Business Bridge
2006 winner: University of Newcastle
2005 winner: The University of Manchester

Employer Award for Careers Service Partnership
2009 winner: PricewaterhouseCoopers for Partnership with City University

Employer Award for Work-related Learning
2009 winner: GlaxoSmithKline for Chemists of the future

Entrepreneurship Award
2009 winner: Newcastle University for Newcastle University Apprentice
2007 winner: University of Leeds on behalf of Yorkshire Universities for
                      Graduates Yorkshire
2006 winner: University of Lancaster

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2009 winner: The University of Warwick for Enhancing Interactive Careers
2007 winner: University of Strathclyde on behalf of AGCAS (Scotland) for
                      the Shared Vacancy Service
2006 winner: University of Liverpool
2005 winner: Sheffield Hallam University

Innovation Award
2009 winner: Glasgow Caledonian University for Employability Skills for
                      International Students
2007 winner: Brunel University for Doing Business In
2006 winner: London School of Economics and Political Science
2005 winner: Dublin Institute of Technology

International Award
2009 winner: University of Liverpool for International Students Mentoring
2007 winner: The University of Manchester

John Roberts Memorial Prize
2010 winner: Alexandra Langhorn, The University of Manchester
2009 winner: Judith Baines, London School of Economics and Political
2008 winner: Eleanor Donoghue, University College Cork
2007 winner: Karen Ferrett, Oxford Brookes University
2006 winner: Rachael Breed, University of East Anglia
2005 winner: Ros Healy, University of Central Lancashire

• Lifetime Achievement Award

Marketing Award
2009 winner: City University for City's marketing approach

Research Award
2009 winner: National University of Ireland, Galway for Examining final year
                      physics students' orientation to the labour market
2007 winner: University of Strathclyde on behalf of the What Do Graduates
                      Do? Scotland Advisory Group
2006 winner: Newcastle University
2005 winner: University of Sussex

Staff Recruitment and Development Award
2009 winner: University of Liverpool for University Talent Team restructure

Website Award
2009 winner: Imperial College London
2008 winners: Open University; University of Bedfordshire
2007 winners: University of Essex; City University
2006 winners: University of Bournemouth; Dublin University, Trinity College
2005 winners: Robert Gordon University; Surrey Institute of Art and Design

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