HECSU Research Reports

  • Loyals, stayers, returners and incomers: Graduate migration patterns (2015)

    Loyals, stayers, returners and incomers: Graduate migration patterns

    This report, written by Charlie Ball, uses HESA's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2012/13 and analyses the patterns of graduate movement by region in terms of their locations of domicile, study and employment.

    Pages: 9; Size: 163KB

  • Taught postgraduate employability and employer engagement: Masters with a purpose (2014)

    Taught Postgraduate Employability and Employer Engagement: Masters with a purpose

    The Universities UK report was written by HECSU, with input from Peter Forbes and Tristram Hughes, and investigated employer engagement with postgraduate taught (PGT) provision.

    Pages: 71; Size: 501KB

  • Career support for career developers: a review of the literature (2012)

    Career support for career developers: a review of the literature

    This HECSU review synthesises careers guidance and organisational literature to identify how universities can meet the careers and employability needs of part-time students in employment ('career-developers').

    Pages: 22; Size: 268KB

  • HECSU discussion paper - graduates and social enterprise (2012)

    Work in social enterprises - satisfying aspiration? A discussion paper

    This discussion paper draws on findings from the 2011 Real Prospects survey to examine how graduates might benefit from engaging with social enterprise.

    Pages: 9; Size: 184KB

  • Students' experiences of full-time Foundation Degrees (2010)

    Students' experiences of full-time foundation degrees

    Commissioned by Foundation Degree Forward, this HECSU report uses data from the second Futuretrack survey to explore the experiences of students studying full-time for a Foundation Degree.

    Pages: 54: Size: 678KB

  • Unequal success? A comparison of employment outcomes between graduates with and without disabilities (2010)

    Unequal success? A comparison of employment outcomes between graduates with and without disabilities

    Using data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey and the Labour Force Survey, this study compares the characteristics of graduates with and without disabilities, and their employment outcomes at six months after graduation and further on in their careers.

    Pages: 140; Size: 674KB

  • How are higher education careers services experiencing the recession? (2009)

    How are higher education careers services experiencing the recession?

    This HECSU report presents findings from a survey conducted in July 2009 in which careers advisers were invited to review the accuracy of media coverage about the graduate labour market during the recession, and describe how they saw graduates responding to the difficult labour market conditions.

    Pages: 13; Size: 68.7KB

  • Graduate retention and migration in the West of England (2009)

    Graduate retention and migration in the West of England

    Commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council, this HECSU report uses graduate destinations data generated by HESA's 2005/6 and 2007/8 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education surveys to examine graduate mobility in the West of England.

    Pages: 35; Size: 492KB

  • Higher Degrees: postgraduate study in the UK 2000/1 to 2005/6 (2008)

    Higher degrees: postgraduate study in the UK 2000/1 to 2005/6

    Commissioned by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, this HECSU report uses student record data to examine changes in postgraduate participation in UK higher education between 2000/01 and 2005/6.

    Pages: 167: Size: 1.98MB

  • Learning through work placements and beyond (2006)

    Learning through work placements and beyond

    Commissioned by HECSU and the Higher Education Academy's Work Placements Organisation Forum, this report investigates students' perceptions of learning from work placements which have been organised as part of the undergraduate curriculum.

    Pages: 72; Size: 1.3MB

  • Credit-bearing careers education: curriculum development and career decision making in higher education (2006)

    Credit-bearing careers education: curriculum development and career decision making in higher education

    Commissioned by HECSU, this report maps the provision of credit-bearing careers education within UK HE and FHE institutions, exploring the nature and characteristics of credit-bearing careers education, and identifying examples of interesting and innovative practice.

    Pages: 222; Size: 8MB

  • Graduates' first destinations by age, ethnicity, and gender (2006)

    Graduates' first destinations by age, ethnicity and gender

    This HECSU report uses data generated by HESA's 2003/4 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey to compare graduates' first destinations by age, ethnicity, and gender.

    Pages: 42; Size: 239KB

  • Employability and career progression for full-time Masters students (2005)

    Employability and career progression for full-time masters students

    Commissioned by HECSU, this report investigates the career progression of 24 Masters students across six different courses in two universities (one pre-1992, one post-1992). Students were interviewed four times over the course of the project: at the begining of their course; at the end of their course; six months after they had completed the course; and 18 months after they had completed the course.

    Pages: 116; Size: 693KB

  • A systematic literature review of research into career-related interventions for higher education (2005)

    A systematic literature review of research into career-related interventions for higher education

    Commissioned by HECSU, this review provides an analysis of research evidence relating to curricular and extracurricular interventions that influence the career-related decision making, learning and progression of students and graduates.

    Pages: 77: Size: 3.9MB

  • Careers advisory services and international students (2005)

    Careers advisory services and international students

    Funded by HECSU, this project was carried out by the Centre for Research and Evaluation (CRE) at Sheffield Hallam University and the Centre for Research into Quality (CRQ) at the University of Central England in Birmingham. It examines career-related services provided for students from overseas (including the European Union). The project aimed to identify ‘good practice' through the construction of institutional case studies, and to stimulate support for international students by making key recommendations for practitioners and policy makers.

    Pages: 188; Size: 5.19MB

  • Managing e-guidance interventions within higher education careers services (2004)

    Managing e-guidance interventions within higher education careers services

    This HECSU report presents the findings of a 12-month e-guidance action research project, and examines the implications of e-guidance for higher education careers services and their clients.

    Pages: 64; Size: 2.98MB

  • Class of '99 (2005)

    Class of '99

    This report presents a detailed investigation of the early careers of graduates who gained their degrees in 1995 and 1999.

    Pages: 260; Size: 1.31MB

  • Seven Years On: graduate careers in a changing labour market (2004)

    Seven years on: graduate careers in a changing labour market

    This report presents findings from a HECSU- and ESRC-funded project exploring the changing nature of the UK graduate labour market.

    Pages: 16; Size: 7.18MB

  • Higher Education Careers Services and Diversity (2003)

    Higher education careers services and diversity

    Commissioned by HECSU and AGCAS, this report examines how university careers services could better support the graduates from non-traditional backgrounds.

    Pages: 60; Size: 3.71MB

  • Moving On: graduate careers three years after graduation (1999)

    Moving on: graduate careers three years after graduation

    In 1998 HECSU, the Department for Education and Employment and AGCAS commissioned a study of the career paths of students who graduated from higher education in 1995. This report examines what students who left university in 1995 were doing three years after they graduated.

    Pages: 16; Size: 2.08MB

  • Working Out: gradates' early experiences of the labour market (1999)

    Working out: graduates' early experiences of the labour market

    Commissioned by HECSU and AGCAS, this report examines what students who left university in 1996 were doing 18 months after they graduated.

    Pages: 15; Size: 3.48MB

 
 
 

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