Institute of Education


Success in a knowledge economy?

Start: Nov 01, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Nov 01, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: Room 780, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

UCL doctoral graduates celebrating

Understanding the early labour market experiences of doctoral graduates in the UK.

For several decades, the policy discourse of the knowledge economy has articulated the importance of doctoral graduates to economic growth. More recently, a counter narrative depicting doctoral graduates as ‘disillusioned and directionless’ has emerged.

The study presented in this seminar offers a timely reappraisal of the knowledge economy promise, analysing recent employment data for UK doctoral graduates (n=4345), linked to academic and socio-demographic data. This novel element of linked data enables an exploration of whether and how doctoral students’ academic experiences and differing access to economic, social and cultural capitals are associated with distinct career pathways. A full analysis, with policy recommendations, will be presented.

About the speaker

Dr Sally Hancock is a Lecturer in Education at the University of York, specialising in higher education research.

All are invited to this free Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) seminar. Please email Alison Peacock (alison.peacock@ucl.ac.uk) to register your attendance.

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