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

Christie, F 2015, 'Careers guidance and social mobility in UK higher education : practitioner perspectives' , British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 44 (1) , pp. 72-85.

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Abstract

This paper reveals findings from a small-scale research project which explored how university careers advisers experience their role in guiding clients within a labour market where barriers to social mobility prevail. 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 chronicled. University environments 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: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0306-9885
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Fiona Christie
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 09:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33211

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