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Time to broaden the definition of graduates’ labour market outcomes: Job quality premium - Blog by Sangwoo Lee

The quality of paid work has become an essential component of individuals’ well-being in modern-day capitalism, and there has been a surge in policy discourse surrounding the objective of ‘more and better jobs’ (as articulated by the OECD) or ‘decent work’ (as outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals) over the past two decades.

Thu 14 Dec 2023, 15:00 | Tags: job quality graduates !Blog

Tracking Graduates and their Mobility: Comparing Experiences in the International Framework

Participants at eventIn 2013-16, the European Commission, concerned by regional skills gaps, increasing graduate geographical mobility across national boundaries and incompatibilities in the administrative data resources and graduate tracking measures in member countries, launched the Eurograduate Feasibility study, to explore how sustainable monitoring of mobility among Europe's higher education graduates could be established.

Tue 12 Dec 2023, 08:40 | Tags: graduates

Event: Graduate careers and Covid-19 - winners and losers

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Speakers: Professors Kate Purcell and Peter Elias, CBE, Gaby Atfield and Dr Erika Kispeter

Date and time: 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm, Thursday, 10 March, 2022. Lunch will be provided for those attending in person, with the online event starting at 1.30 pm

Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick University Library/Zoom

Please register on Eventbrite: face-to-face event or online event.

Fri 25 Feb 2022, 12:43 | Tags: graduates, Futuretrack, employment, Covid-19

New Futuretrack Reports: Ten Years On - and the impact of the pandemic on graduate careers

The publication of the Futuretrack Stage 5 study conducted in 2019, led by Professors Peter Elias and Kate Purcell and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, showed ‘how the majority of graduates had by then achieved reasonable job security, with many balancing work and parenting or other caring roles when the pandemic hit’ (see press release). In 2020, the research team went back to respondents to investigate how they had been affected by the Covid restrictions and economic impact and conducted Futuretrack Stage 6.

For full details of the research see:

Tue 13 Jul 2021, 18:16 | Tags: graduates, employment, Covid-19

The impact of postgraduate qualifications on employment prospects in the UK

Erika Kispeter gave a talk at the Westminster Higher Education Policy Conference online event entitled ‘The graduate labour market post COVID-19' on 20 October 2020. The conference focused on how university careers services, employers and governments should prepare students for employment in the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Erika’s talk on the 'The impact of postgraduate qualifications on employment prospects' drew on the results of the recently completed research project 'Degrees of Advantage? A longer-term investigation of the careers of UK graduates', the latest stage of Futuretrack, IER’s longitudinal study of graduate careers. The study follows a cohort of UK graduates who started their university education in 2006.

Wed 28 Oct 2020, 13:09 | Tags: graduates, labour market, Covid-19

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