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Technophobe or technophile? Conference date for your diary

The Impact and Influence of Technology is the theme of the first collaborative conference between the AGCAS Careers Information and Employer Liaison Specialist Groups, which takes place in Nottingham 30 June to 2 July 2008. 




AGCAS Awards 2015: winners announced

The results of the 2015 AGCAS Awards for Excellence have been announced. Winners were presented with their awards at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner and awards ceremony in Warwick.




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.




Is there a shortage of scientists?

An article looking at some of the official concerns about the supply of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates has been published. Is there a shortage of scientists? A re-analysis of supply for the UK, published in the British Journal of Educational Studies, provides a summary of a series of recent research projects looking at the educational trajectories of prospective STEM professionals in the UK.




Huddersfield's GEMS - winner of top AGCAS award

The Graduate Employment-Market Statistics (GEMS) software package is an innovative and widely-used method of disseminating information from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) to universities' key stakeholders including senior management, academic staff, careers researchers, graduates and current and prospective students. It was developed by the Careers Service at the University of Huddersfield in collaboration with academics and senior managers and with careers services nationally.




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.




New guide on using audio feedback in careers work

AGCAS member Julie Bhagat has produced a guide on using audio feedback in careers work. Based on research carried out for her MA Career Guidance Studies final project, the guide shares good practice, tips and suggestions from AGCAS colleagues on the use of audio clips to give CV feedback.




AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2013: Shortlists announced

The shortlisted nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2013 have been announced. Nominations were received in 11 different categories for a wide range of projects from AGCAS member services in all parts of the UK.




Career webinars success for Brunel

Staff at Brunel University's Placement and Careers Centre have delivered a series of webinars aimed at students. Staff started by trialling a series of online workshops over the summer. The idea was that although many students and graduates would have returned home, they may still appreciate a set of workshops to help them in their careers strategies and job hunting.




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.




Call for evidence: graduate employment and accreditation in STEM

AGCAS has been invited to contribute evidence to HEFCE's review of graduate employment and accreditation in STEM. There are two separate reviews, both commissioned in direct response to the government's science and innovation strategy to explore some of the issues around the employment outcomes of graduates from STEM disciplines.


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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.




Technology Update, London

Tue 01 Dec 2009

A one day technology update presented by Matt Lingard, London School of Economics and Political Science.




University of St Andrews Science & Technology Fair 2010

Fri 15 Oct 2010

Whether your interest is in a scientific or IT career or another area such as sales & marketing, logistics, finance, administration, HR, procurement and business you can't afford to miss this fair. Students of all years are invited.




NTU Science and Technology Fair

Tue 17 Nov 2015

Meet our talented students from the School of Science and Technology. Our students specialise in physics, mathematics, biosciences, chemistry, forensic science, sports science and computing and technology.




City University London Engineering, Science & Technology Fair

Wed 13 Oct 2010

The fair will be aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering, Maths and IT  students who are looking for graduate schemes or thinking of undertaking an industrial or summer placement. First year students are encouraged to attend so that they can research organisations and vacation opportunities.




UCL IT and Technology Fair, London

Thu 21 Oct 2010

For IT and Telecommunications organisations targetting primarily final and penultimate year students.




Queen Mary I.T. & technology fair, London

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Run jointly between QM Careers and the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science, the fair provides a fantastic opportunity to meet students – inside and outside of our School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science – who are keen to find out about work experience, placement opportunities and graduate positions. It is also a great way for you to make students aware of your organisation and the opportunities you have available.




Cambridge University Science, Engineering & Technology Event

Thu 11 Nov 2010

A recruitment event organised for Cambridge students by Cambridge University Careers Service.  Open to organisations offering careers in telecommunications, engineering, Information Technology, manufacturing, patent work, Research & Development, pharmaceuticals, science and technology, transport, power and utilities.




Technology in Careers - Update, Warwick

Wed 25 May 2011

This one-day course -  #agcastd - will provide all careers staff with the opportunity develop and enhance their understanding of how technology is and can be used in careers services. It will be especially useful to those with responsibility for use of technology within their service.




University of Aberdeen Engineering and Technology Fair

Tue 21 Oct 2014

This is a well subscribed fair aimed at the engineering, energy, oil and gas, and related sectors. We welcome companies of all sizes to spend the day interacting with our students. We have a large number of academic programmes related to these sectors at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 




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.




Gender Equality in STEM Workshops - for careers professionals in HE, FE and adult services (locations throughout the UK)

Wed 27 Jun 2012

A series of free one-day UKRC workshops to raise awareness of the need for widening career choice for girls and women in science, engineering and technology (SET). The workshops will run between February and May in various locations throughout the UK.




The University of Aberdeen Engineering & Technology Fair

Mon 22 Oct 2012

This fair offers the chance to speak to employers about their graduate positions and work experience opportunities. Find out about application procedures, entry requirements and what it's like to work for particular organisations. The fair is open to all students and graduates of The University of Aberdeen.




Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology Fair

Sat 31 Oct 2015

Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology fair is an opportunity for organisations to promote a diverse range of work experience and employment opportunities within the science, engineering and technology sectors.

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




The Engineering, Science & Technology Fair, Manchester

Wed 16 Oct 2013

A national graduate recruitment fair offering both graduate postions and student placments.

 




Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology Fair

Sun 03 Nov 2013

Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology fair is an opportunity for organisations to promote a diverse range of work experience and employment opportunities within the science, engineering and technology sectors.




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.




Newcastle JobFest

Mon 20 Oct 2014 to Tue 21 Oct 2014

JobFest, Newcastle's largest jobs fair for students graduating in 2015, will take place at St James' Park, the home of Newcastle United Football Club. The fair will be held over two days, Monday 20th October and Tuesday 21st October, and will attract over 70 local and national exhibitors from a wide range of sectors each day.




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. 




Liverpool Science, Engineering and Technology Fair

Wed 04 Nov 2015

This event is for employers looking to promote graduate jobs and work experience opportunities in the science, engineering and technology sectors for 2016. The event is open to students from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University, making it Liverpool’s biggest industry-specific recruitment event.




Kingston University's STEM Careers Uncovered Fair

Wed 21 Oct 2015

STEM Careers Uncovered is the main careers fair for students with an interest in the science, engineering, technology and numerate sectors. Kingston University has a diverse student population, with students from many different backgrounds. This event is for all year groups, from first year up to postgraduate and research level. 




Newcastle JobFest 2015

Mon 19 Oct 2015 to Tue 20 Oct 2015

JobFest, Newcastle's largest jobs fair for students graduating in 2016, will take place at St James' Park, the home of Newcastle United Football Club. Located within the heart of the city centre, St James' is an easily accessible venue with on-site parking and excellent facilities.




The Engineering, Science & Technology Fair, Manchester

Wed 19 Oct 2016

This national fair will be attended by over 80 major employers offering thousands of graduate jobs, internships and placement opportunities. A diverse set of companies will be represented offering positions in the areas of engineering, science and technology.




Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology Fair

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology fair is an opportunity for organisations to promote a diverse range of work experience and employment opportunities within the science, engineering and technology sectors.

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




Liverpool Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

Thu 13 Oct 2016

We are delighted to announce the return of the Liverpool Science, Engineering and Technology Fair which will take place in The Crypt Hall of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on the 13 October 2016 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.


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Enhancing choice? The role of technology in the career support market

This report explores the role that technology has played in the development of the career support market. The analysis identifies careers support business models and the role of individuals as customers. This is examined alongside the role of technology in changing and shaping the delivery of careers support.




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.




Is there a shortage of scientists? A re-analysis of supply for the UK

This article provides a summary of a series of recent research projects looking at the educational trajectories of prospective science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals in the UK (sometimes the figures are for England). It is based on existing evidence for hundreds of thousands of individuals each year, which allows an examination of patterns of participation in STEM education in a series of snapshots across the educational life course – from compulsory schooling through to when STEM graduates first enter the workforce.




Supporting STEM Students into STEM Careers

This report brings together the work carried out as part of an HE STEM Practice Transfer Partnership. It is a practical guide to supporting STEM students in making active career choices and managing their STEM career. 




Extending Choices to Maximise Chances

This paper is based on the 14th iCeGS Annual Lecture, during which Michael Davis set out his vision for the future of careers work and challenged the careers sector to think about how it could contribute to the creation of an economically-relevant learning and skills system.




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.
 




Employer Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics

This booklet reports on nine projects relating to employer engagement supported by the Maths, Stats and OR Network (MSOR) as part of the National HE STEM Programme. It provides a summary of work in mathematical sciences HE curriculum innovation focusing on developing graduate and employability skills by involving employers.




Jobs and Growth: The importance of engineering skills to the UK economy

This report was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering to provide evidence of the value of engineering skills to the economy and to examine the concerns expressed by leaders in business and industry about the shortage of such skills.




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.




Engineering UK 2016: The state of engineering

The Engineering UK report, now in its 18th year, analyses the engineering industry's capacity for growth and details engineering in education, training and employment. It provides the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, government, industry and the third sector with a compelling evidence base across the STEM continuum.




Using audio feedback in careers work: Useful tips and advice

The aim of this guide is to disseminate good practice and to share tips and suggestions from AGCAS colleagues on the use of audio clips to give CV feedback. The advice is based on research that explored existing practice and potential improvements to using audio feedback in careers work.




National STEM Centre careers project

The National STEM Centre has produced a useful range of careers resources as part of their careers project, Promoting STEM Careers. These resources include a list of links aimed at young people interested in a STEM career, as well as careers professionals and those involved in STEM education. There is also a searchable STEM careers resources database of up-to-date STEM careers information from across the web.




Encouraging a British Invention Revolution: Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Growth

This report, written by Sir Andrew Witty, Chief Executive of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was commissioned by the government to examine how universities can better support economic growth and drive exports.




The Supply of and Demand for High-Level STEM Skills

This report examines the supply of and demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in the UK. It explores the extent and nature of market imbalances, and presents data on the employment of STEM qualified individuals by occupation and sector.




Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science

This research review, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), provides a comprehensive review into placement activity for undergraduate students studying computer science in the UK.




Leading Food 4.0: Growing Business-University Collaboration for the UK's Food Economy

This report, produced by the Food Economy Task Force, Leading Food 4.0, explores the future skills required to address the food economy and finds that a coordinated effort will be needed to encourage young people with an interest in science and technology to consider a career in the agri-food chain.




Mind the Gap: Engaging employers to secure the future of STEM in higher education

This report focuses on employer engagement in educational provision within the university sector. It is based on research commissioned by University Alliance on behalf of the University of Lincoln as part of a HEFCE Catalyst-funded project.


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AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2011

Award categories

In 2011, AGCAS will be awarding the following:

• AGCAS Employability Award
• AGCAS Entrepreneurship Award
• AGCAS Higher Education Careers Service Website of the Year Award
• AGCAS Innovation Award
• AGCAS International Award
• AGCAS Marketing Award
• AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award
• AGCAS Research Award
• AGCAS Staff Development Award
• AGCAS Technology Award
• AGCAS Excellence Award - Overall Winner
• AGCAS Employer Award for Careers Service Partnership
• AGCAS Employer Award for Work-related Learning
• AGCAS Lifetime Achievement Award
• AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize

Award benefits
Award winners will:

• Be presented with a trophy and certificate at the AGCAS Biennial
   Conference dinner;
• Be eligible to use an AGCAS Awards for Excellence Winner 2011 logo;
• Benefit from AGCAS publicity including at the AGCAS Biennial 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.

Sponsors will benefit from:

• Association with innovative and excellent practice in HE careers work;
• AGCAS publicity at the AGCAS Biennial Conference, on the AGCAS website,
   in ARENA and Phoenix, and externally;
• A named top table at the AGCAS Biennial Conference dinner and two
   guest places;
• An excellent opportunity to generate their own internal and external
   publicity.







AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2011 Shortlist


AGCAS Employability Award
Sponsored by Gradcore
• Durham University - Making the Most of your Masters

• Northumbria University - Positive Futures

• University of Birmingham - Employability programme


AGCAS Entrepreneurship Award
Sponsored by Skills Hive

• Aston, Birmingham and Birmingham City Universities - BSEEN

• Bangor University - Enterprise by Design

• University of Birmingham - Talent Pool


AGCAS Innovation Award
Sponsored by Barclays Capital

• Northumbria University - Animation to promote careers service

• University of Reading - Career Unlocker

• University of Ulster - EDORT


AGCAS International Award
Sponsored by ACCA

• Newcastle University - Work Experience Opportunities for International
   Services

• University of Central Lancashire - The UK-China Cultural and Business
  Programme

• University of East Anglia - Working with international alumni and their
  employers


AGCAS Marketing Award

• University of Plymouth - 2010/11 Careers Service Marketing

• University of Leeds - Engaging the Unengaged

• The University of Manchester - Recruiting Manchester Graduates


AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award

• Marcus Andrews, Birmingham City University

• Sara Whittam, University of Bristol

• Hannah Woolley, The University of Nottingham


AGCAS Research Award

• University of Birmingham - Institutional Employability Research Report

• The University of Edinburgh - Final Destinations of
  Graduates/Under-represented

• University of Leicester - Relationship of Placements to Degree


AGCAS Staff Development Award

• University of Hertfordshire - Training academic staff to
  deliver elements of careers education

• University of Leeds - Frontline training and development with
  staff gaining NVQ3-4 qualifications

• The University of Sheffield - Summer School: information and
  training sessions for careers staff


AGCAS Technology Award
Sponsored by JobSavviGrad

• Birmingham City University - Ask@BCU e-mentoring

• Brunel University - Workglobal

• University of Huddersfield - Graduate Employment Market
  Statistics (GEMS)


AGCAS Website Award

• University of Portsmouth - Purple Door Careers and recruitment

• The University of Manchester - An Academic Career

• The University of Nottingham - Centre for Career Development Website


AGCAS Excellence Award - Overall Winner

To be announced at the AGCAS Biennial Conference in September


AGCAS Employer Award for Careers Service Partnership
Sponsored by The University of Warwick

• The Army

• Enterprise Rent-A-Car

• RBS Global Banking Markets


AGCAS Employer Award for Work-related Learning

• Asidua

• Earthworks

• Unilever


AGCAS Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced at the Biennial Conference in September


AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize

• Rebecca Coleman, The University of Nottingham

• Rachael Collins, University of Liverpool

• Angela Vesey, Nottingham Trent University





AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2013

Award categories

In 2013, AGCAS will be awarding the following:

• AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize
• AGCAS Lifetime Achievement Award
• AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award
• AGCAS Outstanding Individual Contribution Award NEW
• AGCAS Student Engagement Award NEW
• AGCAS Student and Graduate Employability Award
• AGCAS Careers Service/Academic Department Partnership Award NEW
• AGCAS Employer Engagement Award NEW
• AGCAS Careers Service/Employer Partnership Award NEW
• AGCAS Entrepreneurship Award
• AGCAS Research Award
• AGCAS Technology Award
• AGCAS Excellence Award - Overall Winner


Award benefits

Award winners will:

• be presented with a trophy and certificate at the AGCAS Biennial 
   Conference dinner;
• be eligible to use an AGCAS Awards for Excellence Winner 2013 logo;
• benefit from AGCAS publicity including at the AGCAS Biennial 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.

Sponsors will benefit from:

• association with innovative and excellent practice in HE careers work;
• AGCAS publicity at the AGCAS Biennial Conference, on the AGCAS website,
   in ARENA and Phoenix, and externally;
• a named top table at the AGCAS Biennial Conference dinner and two
   guest places;
• an excellent opportunity to generate their own internal and external
   publicity.





AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2013: Shortlist


AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award

• Richard Bowden - De Montfort University
• Emma Nugent - The University of Warwick
• Robin Woollam - York St John University

AGCAS Outstanding Individual Contribution Award

• David Mallo-Ferrer - City University
• Brian Marrinan - University College Dublin
• Elizabeth Wilkinson - The University of Manchester

AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize

• Konstantina Dee – University of Gloucestershire (PGC CEIGHE)
• Laura Mackenzie – King's College London (PGD CEIGHE)
• Catherine Reynolds – University of Sussex (MA CEIGHE)

AGCAS Lifetime Achievement Awards

To be announced at the conference

AGCAS Student Engagement Award

• Glyndŵr University
• Kingston University
• University of Leeds
• University of Surrey

AGCAS Student and Graduate Employability Award (in association with The Higher Education Academy)

• De Montfort University
• Newcastle University
• University of Bedfordshire
• University of Essex

AGCAS Careers Service/Academic Department Partnership Award

Sponsored by ACCA

• Liverpool John Moores University
• The University of York
• UCL
• University of Ulster

AGCAS Employer Engagement Award (in association with AGR)

• Liverpool John Moores University
• University of Chester
• University of East Anglia
• University of Ulster

AGCAS Careers Service/Employer Partnership Award

• De Montfort University
• Newcastle University
• University of Exeter

AGCAS Entrepreneurship Award (in association with NCEE)

• Plymouth University 
• The London School of Economics and Political Science
• University of Exeter 

AGCAS Research Award

• Northumbria University
• University of Huddersfield
• University of the Highlands and Islands

AGCAS Technology Award 

• Liverpool John Moores University
• Newcastle University
• University of the Highlands and Islands

AGCAS Excellence Award - Overall Winner

To be announced at the conference



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