Did you miss the Higher Education Research Seminars in November and December last year? Please find the PPT presentations with streaming audio below.
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Mobilising Remote Student Engagement
Dr. Tim Linsey, Academic Development Centre, Kingston University
(HEPP seminar held on 23rd November 2010)
The presentation focused on the key findings of the JISC funded ‘Mobilising Remote Student Engagement’ project (2008 – 2010): www.morse.ac.uk
Student Mobility as a Response to Labour Market Congestion
Rachel Brooks, Professor of Education, Brunel University
(HEPP seminar held om 7th December 2010)
A common theme within the literature on higher education is the congested nature of the graduate labour market. Researchers have highlighted the lengths to which many students now go, in response to this congestion, to ‘distinguish themselves’ from other graduates: paying increased attention to university status; engaging in a range of extra-curricular activities; and pursuing postgraduate qualifications.
Given that there is now some evidence that the number of UK students enrolling on a degree programme overseas is increasing, this seminar explored the extent to which an overseas education can be seen as part of a broader strategy on the part of British stu-dents to seek distinction within the labour market, and whether such an education does indeed offer tangible employment benefits.