The AGR Manifesto

manifestoThe AGR Manifesto was first launched in 2010 ahead of the general election, with the aim of ensuring that the views of UK graduate employers are heard by the Government.

It makes the following seven of recommendations about the future of higher education in this country and, crucially, sets out an agenda for placing employers at the heart of these discussions:

  1. Abolish the artificial 50% target for higher education
  2. Introduce the Higher Education Achievement Report
  3. Lift the cap off student tuition fees and drive up standards
  4. Embed employability skills in all degree courses at all institutions
  5. Best practice and resources for university and school careers services
  6. Introduce tax breaks for employers of graduates
  7. Introduce a more flexible visa system for employers

The full Manifesto with details on all of these recommendations is available to download as a pdf. document.

In a follow-up piece produced in November 2012, former AGR Chief Executive, Carl Gilleard reflected on the Manifesto’s successes so far. You can view this piece here.