13 Jul 22 sfG MentorNet At AGCAS AC 22
We can hardly believe it’s already been almost a month since this Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service (AGCAS) annual conference.
Those who follow us on social media such as LinkedIn, or Twitter, may have seen a couple of updates already – and we thought it would be useful to do a roundup of how things went for us this year, for those considering attending next years event (Date: TBC)
Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this year’s AGCAS AC event was held virtually, but we hope to see it return to its former, face-to-face format next year.
Day 1 at AGCAS AC
On the first day of the conference we stepped onto the virtual stage and presented to all the delegates in attendance. We were delighted to be joined by Lucie Brown and Laura Cope from Staffordshire University – who both discussed growing and managing multiple mentoring programmes. The presentation was excellent and we were very happy to have the opportunity to share the sfG MentorNet platform with everyone.
Outside of our presentation, the first day saw us chatting to lots of different organisations and having some interesting conversations around the need for mentoring programmes.
Day 2 at AGCAS AC
The second day of the conference we had many more interesting conversations with attendees. It was really insightful and useful for us to have these discussions – they allow us to understand the pain points for organisations and provide us a view into how they find direction on their mentoring programme journeys.
Again, there were a lot of fascinating and engaging presentations from various people, with a really good and important focus on mental health and wellbeing as well.
Day 3 at AGCAS AC
The third day saw the conference winding down but everyone gearing up to take part in the Symplicity music quiz! The music quiz saw everyone have a bit of fun and enjoy themselves as a group. A really engaging and fun event. Thank you to the hosts! One of the winners was our very own Ben Hosie, who received a luxury hamper as a prize.
Final thoughts on AGCAS AC 2022
With approximately 900 attendees, the AGCAS annual conference is ideal for sfG MentorNet because it allows us to engage and network with organisations from across the UK. We are able to speak with individuals and learn about their successes and challenges, not only in mentoring but also in other areas.
Whether you attended this year’s AGCAS event or not, if you want to hear more from us or receive a free demonstration of our sfG MentorNet platform, please reach out to the team – we are always interested in hearing about new, upcoming, and developed mentoring programmes.