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Final AGCAS service achieves quality mark

Trinity College Carmarthen has been awarded matrix Accreditation, becoming the final AGCAS service in Great Britain to achieve the quality mark. Trinity had been waiting for a Welsh-speaking assessor to be trained by EMQC, the awarding body.

Vacancies on the AGCAS Board of Directors

Nominations are invited from Associate Members for the two remaining positions on the AGCAS Board of Directors: Company Secretary and Director (Quality and Membership). Both positions are for three years, from 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2011.

New Board members announced
Three new members have been elected to the AGCAS Board to replace this year's outgoing directors.

Vacancies on the AGCAS Board

To reflect the recent changes to the AGCAS mission and strategic aims, three new positions are being created on the AGCAS Board of Directors. This is an exciting time to be part of an executive team with a renewed vision and focus.

New all-age careers service for England

An all-age careers service for England has been announced by Skills Minister John Hayes MP. Young people aged 13-19, and adults, will be able to begin accessing the new arrangements from September 2011. The service will be fully operational by April 2012.

Quality and Membership Committee vacancies

The AGCAS Quality and Membership Committee currently has five vacancies available. These vacancies have arisen as a result of members completing their term of office, as well as the AGCAS Board approving the increase in size of the committee group to address two key issues facing AGCAS and its members: quality of career management provision within HEIs; and a growing and diversified membership of AGCAS.

Progress towards a National Careers Service for England

The National Careers Service Advisory Group, which was formed to advise government on its proposals to develop and implement a National Careers Service for England, met on Friday 7 October 2011. AGCAS was represented, with Communications and Marketing Manager, Chris Jackson, standing in for President, Anne-Marie Martin.

Revised matrix Standard launched

The revised matrix Standard was launched on 12 October 2011. The launch event was opened by Ian Greenaway, Chair of EMQC Ltd, and Dave Allan, Managing Director of EMQC Ltd, culminating with an address by John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning. AGCAS was represented by Lucy Madahar, Assistant Director of Student Services at Birmingham City University and AGCAS Director of Quality and Membership.

Chester shortlisted for UK Excellence Award

Careers and Employability at the University of Chester, in partnership with Student Support and Guidance, was recently shortlisted as a finalist for a 2011 UK Excellence Award by the British Quality Foundation (BQF).

Survey reveals trust in careers services

High Fliers, in association with The Times, have released their annual review of students' perceptions of careers, career expectations and future aspirations. Over 17,000 final year students from 30 of the country's higher education league table leaders took part in The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2012. The data shows how trusted careers services are, with 93% of finalists surveyed having used the service. It also suggests more and more students are undertaking work experience and internships, supported by their careers service. 

AGCAS welcomes new Board members

New appointments have been made to the AGCAS Board of Directors to replace this year's outgoing officers.

AGCAS welcomes new quality code chapter

AGCAS welcomes the recently-launched revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement (QAA, March 2013) and is pleased to have been centrally involved in its production through representation on the chapter's advisory group.

AGCAS welcomes new Board members

Following the recent advertisement for three positions on the AGCAS Board, we are delighted to announce that members have now been elected and will take up their positions with immediate effect.

Launch of the new AGCAS Strategy
Building on the invaluable contribution of members, AGCAS has formulated its new strategy, which begins today and will run through to 2019. Following months of work and consultations we are absolutely delighted that the Board have approved the strategy and the changes that it will bring to AGCAS as an organisation.

Volunteers appointed to the AGCAS Committees

In recent weeks, following our call for volunteers, a number of members have been appointed to the new AGCAS committees and the Professionalism working party.

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AUA: Doing More With Less, York

Thu 21 Oct 2010

This Association of University Administrators' (AUA) session is for anyone looking to lead quality improvements and deliver high-quality services amid tighter budget constraints and a growing scrutiny of operational efficiency.

AGCAS matrix Information Day, Newcastle

Mon 17 Sep 2012

A one-day event, run by AGCAS and EMQC, to update AGCAS members on matrix developments.

AGCAS matrix Information Day, Warwick

Tue 30 Oct 2012

A one-day event, run by AGCAS and EMQC, to update AGCAS members on matrix developments.

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UK Quality Code for Higher Education

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) sets out the expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet to ensure that: appropriate and effective teaching, support, assessment and learning resources are provided for students; the learning opportunities provided are monitored; and  the provider considers how to improve them.

Public information about higher education - Consultation on changes to information published by institutions

This is a joint consultation by HEFCE, Universities UK and GuildHE on proposals for: giving prospective students useful information about higher education courses; developing the National Student Survey; and improving accessibility to the information that higher education institutions publish about their courses and which is used for quality assurance.

National Careers Service: The Right Advice At The Right Time

This publication brings together, in one place, all that the government and their partners are doing to ensure young people and adults get the advice they need on learning and work. It gives details of the services and support that will become available to young people and adults over the coming months, as well as providing information on the role of schools, colleges and universities.

Implications of 'Dimensions of quality' in a market environment

This report concerns the practical implications of the use of performance indicators for the way institutions are currently attempting to attract students, improve quality, improve 'value for money' and improve their relative standing in relation to educational provision.


Careers Review 2014: A report by an independent panel of experts from education and employers on careers education and guidance in Northern Ireland

The Department for Employment and Learning and the Department of Education (Northern Ireland) have published this report by an independent panel, which outlines the findings from their review of careers education and guidance in Northern Ireland.

Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education. It is aimed at policymakers, academics and researchers in higher education. The database is free to register and is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date.

Higher Education Review: themes for 2013-15

This QAA paper announces the themes for the 2013-15 Higher Education Review and gives further information and guidance about how these themes will feature in the review process.

Employer Engagement: Emerging Practice from QAA Reviews

This report provides an overview of emerging practice in relation to the engagement that takes place between higher education providers and employers (employer engagement) in order to support UK higher education providers in enhancing their practice.

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