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IER celebrates the graduation of 5 PhD students

ier graduation of 5On 20st of July, IER staff and students celebrated the graduation of five PhD students: Dorothee Gnaedinger, John Gough, Mohd Onn Rashdi Abd-Patah, Szilvia Schmitsek and Olga Siemers.

Four members of staff were also involved in the academic procession to honour this wonderful achievement.

All of our new doctors have succeeded in juggling work and/or family commitments while coping with the many stresses and strains of the PhD 'journey'.

We wish them all the best in their future careers. Huge congratulations.

Fri 07 September 2018, 06:54 | Tags: phd, graduates

IER welcomes two visiting International Fellows from Italy

ias logoDr Giulio Pedrini and Dr Luca Cattani from the University of Bologna will visit the IER for a month, working with Dr Daria Luchinskaya (IER) and Dr Charoula Tzanakou (PAIS) to develop a collaborative programme of research on graduate employment between the University of Warwick and the University of Bologna.

As part of their Institute for Advanced Study funded visit, they will present a workshop titled:

Graduate labour market transitions in the UK and Italy: initial patterns and institutional similarities
and difference
on 17 July, 2018 at 12.30 hours in B0.41, ground floor, Social Sciences Building.

If you wish to attend please email L.Marston@warwick.ac.uk to book a place.

For more information about other events on graduate transitions in the UK and Italy during July read here.

Sat 30 June 2018, 09:15 | Tags: graduates

Exploring collaborative research on graduates’ transitions into the labour market

graduate hatsIn July 2018, Dr Giulio Pedrini and Dr Luca Cattani from the University of Bologna will visit the IER for a month, working with Dr Daria Luchinskaya (IER) and Dr Charoula Tzanakou (PAIS) to develop a collaborative programme of research on graduate employment between the University of Warwick and the University of Bologna.

During their visit, funded by the Institute of Advanced Studies International Fellowships award, the researchers will investigate graduates’ transitions into the labour market in Italy and the UK, comparing the two labour market regimes and the roles of training and internships in enabling career progression. As part of the visit, a number of workshops and events will be organised, including an IER lunchtime workshop.

Drs Pedrini and Cattani have both visited the IER previously. Dr Cattani visited in 2012-13, where he developed a classification of graduate jobs for Italy for a part of his PhD, “Overeducation of Italian graduates.” Dr Pedrini visited the IER in 2015, working on his project “Non-standard employment as a determinant of off-the job and on-the-job training” with Prof. Kate Purcell, and contributing to the IER project “Precarious pathways to employment for young people” (“Paths2Work”). This visit will further the collaboration on graduate employment research between the IER and the University of Bologna. Both IER and the University of Bologna have longitudinal surveys of graduates’ higher education experience and employment, Futuretrack and AlmaLaurea respectively. The visit is timely, as Prof. Chris Warhurst and Dr Luchinskaya are leading the fifth stage of the Futuretrack project, and Dr Tzanakou is publishing on graduate transitions in the UK labour market with Prof. Purcell from the “Paths2Work” project.


Degrees of Advantage: A longer-term investigation of the careers of UK graduates

graduate hatsWe are delighted to announce the new stage of the Futuretrack study, which will catch up with the Futuretrack cohort of students who applied to university in 2005/2006, most of whom graduated in 2009/10, eight to nine years after their graduation.

This is the fifth stage of the Futuretrack longitudinal survey, and is funded by the Nuffield Foundation. For more information read here.

Fri 20 April 2018, 14:41 | Tags: graduates, labour market

IER research informs the new British Academy report on the skills of graduates of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)

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The British Academy has launched its new report on the skills of AHSS graduates.

IER was commissioned by the British Academy to conduct mixed-methods research to identify AHSS graduates’ and employers’ perceptions of their skills, the benefits of AHSS graduates to the economy and to society and the need for any further skills development. The research, involving a comprehensive review of existing literature, analysis of 3 different quantitative data sources, focus groups with 22 graduates and postgraduates, and interviews with 6 employers, found that graduates with more creative approaches to work will be highly valued in the future and, if AHSS graduates can combine their creativity with good technical skills, they will be highly sought after. Those with narrow skill sets are more likely to struggle in the labour market, except in niche areas where there may be a shortage of particular skills. The research was led by Dr Clare Lyonette, with Dr Wil Hunt and Beate Baldauf, and the IER report has been published on the British Academy website.

Tue 12 December 2017, 10:50 | Tags: Socialsciences, higher education, graduates, employment, skills

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