The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the expert membership organisation for higher education student career development and graduate employment professionals. Through our members, we support the best possible career outcomes from higher education for individuals, institutions, society and the economy.

Social Mobility is a key strategic area for AGCAS, and through our Social Mobility and Widening Participation working party, we support the enhancement of social mobility through the promotion of best practice in the HE sector.

Their Social Mobility Toolkit is an evolving resource bank of information and case studies for AGCAS members to contribute to, review and learn from. They also working closely with employers to develop and enhance recruitment practices and engagement with students from widening participation backgrounds. By learning from each other, The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services helps level the playing field and achieve greater equality of opportunity for all HE students and graduates.

https://www.agcas.org.uk/

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21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:

13/04/2021

Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr

Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.

At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.

The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:

• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government

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