Event details

International Graduate Employability: Trajectories and Performance. Workshop 1. Employment outcomes

Friday, 22 June 2018

We will be running two linked workshops on the 22nd June and November (date tbc) 2018.  Both events will take place at the SRHE Offices in London.

Focus and rationale:

In these two workshops we aim to consider an overview of current issues influencing the employability agenda in the UK and globally.  The first workshop will review international and comparative employability outcomes, focussed on the latest research on government policy, funding and graduate success around the world.  The main focus will be the OECD and BRIC countries.  The second workshop will go into further depth on the common and divergent drivers for change and stability (government policy, labour market structure and operation, HE systems history and character).  It is hoped that a series of publications will arise from the sessions.

Workshop 1:  22nd June 2018: Employment outcomes

In these two workshops (the next in November 2018) we will be focussing on an overview of the current issues influencing the employability agenda in the UK and globally.  In this first workshop we will provide the opportunity via presentations and discussion, of international and comparative employability outcomes focussed on the latest research on government policy, funding and graduate success.   The workshop is organised round three presentations and three discussions of key themes.

Agenda

10.00                     Registration and Coffee              

10.30                     Introduction and overview to the two linked workshops
Professor Richard Blackwell

11.00                     Graduate Jobs and Graduate Wages across Europe in the 21st century
Dr Gola Henseke, University College London

11.30                     Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps
Dr Heike Behle, University of Warwick

12.00                     Employability of international students: findings from the Futuretrack longitudinal study of 2006 HE applicants
Dr Gaby Atfield, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

12.30                     Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps
Professor Richard Blackwell

1.00                        Lunch and networking

1.45                        Employment and Student Success: What really matters?
Doug Cole, AdvanceHE

2.15                        Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps
Professor Helen Higson, Aston University

2.45                        Skills for here or to take away? Mobility of Social Science Ph.D. students
Dr Olga Siemers, Open University

3.15                        Facilitated discussion of key themes, research policy implications and gaps
Dr Heike Behle, University of Warwick

3.45                        Next steps and details of the next workshop

Contact details

Please contact Professor Helen Higson on h.e.higson@aston.ac.uk if you wish to contribute to the session on 22 June or have ideas for the planned session in November 2018.

Network: Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning
Date(s): Friday, 22 June 2018
Times: 10:30 - 16:00
Signup Deadline: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £60.00
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