Graduate Market Trends : The HECSU journal

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Graduate Market Trends (GMT) is HECSU's quarterly journal. It provides high quality information about contemporary debates in higher education, graduate employment and career learning.

Latest edition - Winter 2017

In this edition we address the most contested themes in this autumn's HE, skills and careers agendas. The current issue is a HECSU Research Fund Special, which comes with fascinating project insights and a brand new design:

  • A foreword by Charlie Ball, Head of HE Intelligence at Prospects
  • 'The graduate resilience programme' by Shelley Morgan, Skills and Oportunities Developer at Lancaster University
  • 'Uncertain transitions: an exploration into the early career experiences of arts graduates' by Fiona Christie, Careers Consultant at The University of Salford
  • 'Talkin 'bout first generation' by Heather Pasero, Career Practitioner at the University of Southampton
  • 'Employability Teaching: which kind works?' by Dr Helen Standage, Senior Employability Education Manager at the University of Essex
  • Explaining the impact of undergraduate credit-bearing careers education: preparing our graduates' by Ruth o'Riordan, Senior Careers Advisor at the University of Dundee
  • 'How is pre-HE careers guidance support impacting on career readiness?' by Laura Aldridge, Careers Adviser at Liverpool John Moores University
  • 'Twenty-first century drifters' by Vanessa Casaru, Careers adviser at the University of Bolton
  • 'Facing the camera: video interviews at MMU' by David Nelson, Careers and Employability Consultant at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Career Transitions: doctoral graduates' experiences by Rebecca Boyd, Senior Careers Consultant at Queen's Belfast

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