Careers work in higher education
Careers work in higher education plays an important role in informing choices and improving students employability
Alan Milburn's report, University Challenge, highlighted that recent changes to the funding of higher education and the abolition of Aimhigher and Education Maintenance Allowance has meant that there is less support for the most disadvantaged in accessing higher education. The report also highlighted the critical role of careers work in widening participation and promoting employability. 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. iCeGS research outputs in this area include:
- Mellors-Bourne, R., Hooley, T. & Marriott, J. (2014). Understanding How People Choose to Pursue Taught Postgraduate Study. Bristol: HEFCE.
- Hooley, T., Mellors-Bourne, R. and Sutton, M. (2013). Early Evaluation of Unistats: User Experiences. Bristol: HEFCE.
- Hooley, T., Marriott, J. and Pearce, E. (2013). 'HR Strategies for Researchers: A Review of the HR Excellence in Research Award Implementation Activities Across Europe'. Cambridge: CRAC.
- Dent, P., Garton, E., Hooley, T., Leonard, C., Marriott, J. and Moore, N. (2013). Higher Education Outreach to Widen Participation: Toolkits for Practitioners. Overview, 2nd. Edition. Bristol: HEFCE.
- Longridge, D., Hooley, T. & Staunton, T. (2013). Building Online Employability: A Guide for Academic Departments. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Moore, N., Christopoulos, M., Dimitriou, K. and Hutchinson, J. (2011). Researching the Aimhigher Greater Manchester Graduate Officer Programme. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies.
iCeGS projects in this area include:
- Understanding how people choose to pursue taught postgraduate study
- Understanding the recruitment and selection of postgraduate research students
- Higher education outreach to widen participation: toolkits for practitioners
- The Information Needs of Postgraduate Taught Students
- Unistats website evaluation
- Report finds improvements in the management of researchers across Europe
- Researchers guide to social media