Careers work in higher education

Careers work in higher education plays an essential role in informing choices and improving student’s career development.

The creation of the Office for Students alongside the development of the TEF and the new Graduate Outcomes survey puts careers at the centre of how a wide range of stakeholders understand the role of Higher Education in Society. iCeGS research in this area is focussed on providing practical solutions to improve the experience of students throughout their journey through higher education and beyond. Alongside this iCeGS has also developed in critical conversations around how HE is experienced by different groups in society. iCeGS research outputs in this area include:

2018

Burke, C. and Christie, F. (eds.) (2018) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context. London: Routledge. 
 
Burke, C. and Hannaford-Simpson, S. (2018) “ ‘Investing Your Future’: The Role of Capitals in Graduate Employment Pathways”. In: Burke, C. and Christie, F. (eds.) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context. London: Routledge.
 
Burke, C. (2018) “Maybe it is for the Likes of Us…: Reconsidering Classed Higher Education and Graduate Employment Trajectories”. In: Stahl, G., Wallace, D., Burke, C. and Threadgold, S. (eds.) International Perspectives on Theorizing Aspiration: Applying Bourdieu’s Tools. London: Bloomsbury.
 
Neary, S. and Hanson, J. (2018) A new career in higher education careers work, in C. Burke and F. Christie (Eds) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context, Abingdon: Routledge. 
 
Vigurs, K., Jones, S., Everitt, J. and Harris, D. (2018) Higher Fees, Higher Debts: Unequal Graduate Transitions in England? In S. Riddell, E. Weedon, S. Minty and S. Whittaker (Eds) Higher education, access and funding: the UK in international perspective, Bingley: Emerald, pp. 81-98.
 
Vigurs, K., Jones, S., Harris, D. and Everitt, J. (2018) Graduate Gap Years: Narratives of postponement in graduate employment transitions in England, in C. Burke and F. Christie (Eds) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context, Abingdon: Routledge.
 
Vigurs, K., Boath, E. and Frangos, J. (2018) “Twittering Away - Is Twitter an Appropriate Adjunctive Tool to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Higher Education?”Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 3 (2), pp. 101-103. 

 

2017

Artess, J., and Hooley, T. (2017) 'Toward a new narrative of postgraduate career' in R. Erwee et al. (eds.), Postgraduate Education in Higher Education, University Development and Administration
 
Artess, J., Hooley, T. and Mellors-Bourne, R. (2017). Employability: A Review of the Literature 2012-2016. York: Higher Education Academy

 

2016

Weller, P. and Hooley, T. (2016). How religion or belief frame participation and access in UK higher education. In Aune, K. and Stephenson, J. Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

2015

Cutts, B., Hooley, T. and Yates, J. (2015). Graduate dress code: How undergraduates are planning to use hair, clothes and make-up to smooth their transition to the workplace. Industry and Higher Education, 29 (4):271-282.