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Careers guidance and social mobility in UK higher education; practitioner perspectives

Christie, F 2014, Careers guidance and social mobility in UK higher education; practitioner perspectives , in: UALL Networks Conference; Graduate prospects for widening participation students: does higher education broaden opportunities?, 13 November 2014, The Tetley, Leeds.

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Abstract

This interactive workshop will share findings from a small-scale insider research project which explored how university careers advisers experience their role in guiding clients within a labour market where barriers to social mobility prevail. Findings will be presented from research with advisers in north-west England. The research discovers that advisers’ daily work gives them a depth of insight into social mobility. The professional turbulence in which advisers operate and the evolution of their role from in-depth work to a focus on breadth is revealed. University environments appear to vary with regard to the scope advisers have to impact lives, but a strong set of values anchors them. Recommendations are made with regard to how high quality careers information, advice and guidance can support social mobility for traditionally disadvantaged students into the labour market.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Refereed: No
Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: Fiona Christie
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 19:02
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 23:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33210

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