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Researching the Graduate Labour Market


The Graduate Labour Market programme of research is coordinated by Professor Kate Purcell and Professor Peter Elias.

The Graduate Labour Market Forum (GLMF) was convened to allow those with an interest in the relationship between higher education and employment to engage with and discuss emerging research findings from a number of research projects undertaken.

Click on the links below to learn more about particular projects.

Futuretrack 2005 and Futuretrack 2006

The impact of graduate placements on businesses in the South West of England (2007)

Surveying UK Doctoral Graduates: Development of questions to enhance longitudinal DLHE 2008-09

Who is studying chemical sciences in UK universities and what kinds of jobs do these degrees lead to?

Assessing the Impact of Higher Education Expansion on Economic Restructuring, Occupational Change and Access to Opportunities in Brazil and India

Recent publications include:

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Seven years on : graduates in the changing labour market (2001-2003: ESRC/HECSU funded)

The Class of '99: a study of the early labour market experiences of recent graduates (2003-2005: DfES funded)

Looking through the glass ceiling (2003-2005: HE ESF funded)


Meet the Principal investigators:

Professor Kate Purcell

Professor Peter Elias