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Postgraduate study report published

A new HECSU report will interest AGCAS members who offer careers education, information, advice and guidance to postgraduate students. It has been produced for the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

Demystifying the PhD process

The AGCAS Postgraduate Students Task Group has produced a new resource aimed at practitioners working with postgraduate students. Demystifying the PhD Process evaluates the different approaches to helping students considering PhD study as their next step, outlines the differences in application procedures, and identifies strategies for careers professionals to apply when dealing with this client group.

MyPostgradApps - a Postgraduate Application Management Tool helping students through the cloud

Potential postgraduates repeatedly tell us, at postgraduate fairs, and through our websites PostgraduateStudentships and MastersCompare, that they find keeping track of multiple postgraduate applications daunting and often confusing, especially if they are used to the centralised undergraduate application system. Listening to students talk about their frustration at a student panel we ran led us to develop MyPostgradApps, our free online tool that allows students to manage their postgraduate applications, funding applications and open day bookings, all together in one place. MyPostgradApps was launched in autumn 2012 and is actively used by more than 800 students (and rising!) every day to manage their applications.

What Do Graduates Do? 2013 version now available

The 2013 edition of What Do Graduates Do? has been published. What Do Graduates Do? is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU. The research shows the destinations of 242,285 first degree graduates and 81,650 postgraduates in January 2013 - six months after they had left university. This year's report features unprecedented data on postgraduate destinations.

AGCAS Country Profiles live on TARGETjobs and TARGETcourses

Following the official partnership between AGCAS and GTI Media, the AGCAS Publications Team is delighted to announce that 20 Country Profiles are now live on the and websites.

Academic career journeys: new research published

The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group has published a new report, Getting the First Lecturing Job, which reveals how doctoral researchers and PhDs manage the challenging and demanding transition from early careers researcher to the established academic position of lecturer. 

Record number of new graduates in work, reports What Do Graduates Do?

Findings from the 2015 edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that a total of 199,810 graduates were known to be working in the UK six months after graduation, up 6% from last year and marking the largest number of new graduate entrants to the UK labour market on record.

Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU). 

Helping PhD students articulate their skills to employers

Lorna Warnock, Employability Manager from the Department of Biology at The University of York, discusses the competency framework they use to articulate the skills of PhD students to potential employers. This toolkit is designed to help PhD students assess their own competencies and professional development whilst undertaking their PhD internships.

Updated Special Interest Series titles now live
The following AGCAS Special Interest Series titles have been updated and are live on the TARGETjobs and TARGETpostgrad websites: Changing or leaving your course; Graduate's guide to working abroad; Postgraduate guide to studying abroad; Using your language skills; Your foundation degree...what next?; and Your HND...what next?.

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Vitae researcher development international conference 2011

Mon 05 Sep 2011 to Tue 06 Sep 2011

The annual Vitae researcher development conference is the largest event that brings together those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.

The conference will explore strategies and practice for doctoral programmes and research staff, in the context of recent policy directions. It attracts senior academic staff and staff involved in the support and development of researchers, including careers professionals.

Postgraduate Study Fair, Manchester

Wed 21 Nov 2012

This fair is for any current student or graduate from any university who is considering doing a Masters or PhD. Over 90 exhibitors attend, all promoting their postgraduate courses.

The Postgraduate Study and MBA Fair from The Careers Group, with and

Wed 25 Jan 2012

The Postgraduate Study and MBA Fair from The Careers Group is a perfect opportunity to meet a diverse range of final year students, graduates and professionals looking to continue their education or training. Whatever course you are looking to fill, we can bring you the right mix of potential recruits and help you raise your profile amongst the graduate and young professional community.

Postgraduate Study Fair, Manchester

Wed 19 Nov 2014

This fair is for anyone considering doing a Masters or PhD. 100 different exhibitors, including UK universities and some overseas ones, will be promoting their postgraduate courses. Amongst other things, visitors will have the opportunity to find out about funding, check out the universities and subjects they'd like to study, and get advice. The fair is open to students and graduates from any university studying (or having studied) any subject. 

Widening Access to Postgraduate Study, Leeds

Wed 06 May 2015

This one-day AGCAS North East regional training event aims to disseminate information about the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme, to consult with other universities (especially post-1992) and share good practice.

University of Huddersfield Postgraduate Study Fair

Tue 24 Nov 2015

Find out about the range of postgraduate study options at the University of Huddersfield. The fair includes a student-led tour of the campus and talks on a range of topics relevant to postgraduate study. There will also be the opportunity to talk to academic staff, researchers and current postgraduate students.

Postgraduate Study Fair - University of Huddersfield

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Although you'll find lots of information about the University of Huddersfield on our website, there is nothing quite like a visit to the campus to get a feel for what studying with us is really like. It's a great chance to look at the facilities, talk to staff and current students from the course you are interested in and find out about those key things that matter to you.

The October Postgraduate Study Fair from The Careers Group in association with FindAMasters & FindAPhD

Wed 26 Oct 2016

Want to meet hundreds of enthusiastic, committed graduates and professionals looking to continue their formal education? Our Postgraduate Study Fair, held in association with and, is the largest international postgraduate fair of its kind in London.

Teesside University Careers Fair

Fri 04 Nov 2016

The annual Teesside University Careers Fair gives students and graduates the opportunity to speak to potential employers and find out what careers, jobs, placement and study opportunities are on offer.

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Higher Degrees: Postgraduate Study 2000/1 - 2005/6
The report, Higher Degrees: Postgraduate Study 2000/1 - 2005/6, has been written for DIUS by Jane Artess, Charlie Ball and Pearl Mok of HECSU.

Transition to higher degrees across the UK: An analysis of national, institutional and individual differences

This report investigates patterns of transition to postgraduate degrees in the UK. It focuses on full-time UK- and EU-domiciled first degree graduates who successfully completed their studies in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years, using data about their studies, their background characteristics and their activity after graduation provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

PhDs: How to Add Value to your Business (Vitae event report)

This is a short summary of the Vitae event held in September 2010, which looked at how postgraduates can support UK business. The event was designed to raise awareness of the value of PhD holders amongst recruiters.

The Returns to Higher Education Qualifications

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned London Economics to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the economic benefits associated with higher education qualifications. This research makes use of detailed individual level data from the Labour Force Surveys between 1996 and 2009 to establish the impact of higher education qualifications on earnings and employment outcomes (for men and women separately).

Rising Wage Inequality and Postgraduate Education

This discussion paper considers the role played by the increases in postgraduate education in wage inequality. It documents increases in the number of workers with a postgraduate qualification in the United States and Great Britain and also shows their relative wages have risen over time as compared to all workers, and more specifically to graduates with only an undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate subject tables 2012

The Guardian has produced a comprehensive list of postgraduate subject tables covering master’s degrees, including MBAs, and qualifications such as the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

Postgraduate taught education: the funding challenge

This report, the first of the Funding environment for universities 2014 series, outlines the benefits of postgraduate taught (PGT) education, analyses recent trends in student recruitment, and explores the range of options for improving postgraduate taught student funding. It calls on the government to consider the evidence presented here as it analyses options that could support an increase in postgraduate participation.

International comparisons in postgraduate education: quality, access and employment outcomes

This report is the outcome of a study to compare postgraduate education in eight countries: Australia, England, Germany, India, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United States. The study focused on taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduate programmes, and aimed to reflect the range of postgraduate degrees (masters and doctorate), diplomas and certificates.

Paying out and crowding out? The globalisation of higher education

This CEP Discussion Paper investigates the rapid influx of overseas students into UK higher education and the impact on the number of domestic students.

Intentions After Graduation Survey 2013: Initial findings

This report shows the results of the first Intentions After Graduation Survey (IAGS). The survey was offered to all online first degree respondents of the National Student Survey (NSS) and aimed to capture the intentions of final year undergraduates with respect to future study and employment options. This survey provides a baseline of the attitudes towards postgraduate study prior to surveying cohorts affected by the 2012 fee reforms.

Postgraduate study

The AGCAS postgraduate study content provides in-depth information and advice about further study at masters and PhD level. It explores the factors to consider when choosing a course and deciding when to go back into higher education.

Getting the First Lecturing Job

This survey, undertaken by the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group, asked experienced academics to identify the key areas they would look for when recruiting for a new lecturer in their discipline. Their responses provide interesting and informative insights into academic career development, which can be used by careers staff to enhance the delivery of careers support for early career researchers. The report can also be used with undergraduate and taught postgraduates considering a research degree as their next option.

Should I Do A PhD?

This e-book has been developed to help all those who are considering undertaking a PhD. The focus is on using career decision-making approaches to assess and prepare for this rather than on the choice of research topic. 

PhD Vlogs: Life as a PhD student

This set of video blogs (vlogs) from five PhD students at various stages of their PhDs covers everything from starting a PhD, moving abroad to do a PhD, finding funding opportunities to viva preparation and finding your first academic job.

Steps to Postgraduate Study

This online guide to taught postgraduate study, developed by the four higher education funding bodies (HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DELNI) in conjunction with CRAC, offers information and advice to prospective students on study options, finance and other practical matters. It also covers the benefits of study at this level.

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