The graduate employment paradox – and how thinking locally might unlock it Charlie Ball Head of Higher Education Intelligence, Higher Education Careers Service

An interesting article from Charlie Ball redefining the profile of a 2018/19 graduate

We tend to assume that the ‘average student’ will be a young person, starting university at 18, who will move away from home to study for an honours degree on a full time basis and on graduating, will then move again to wherever is ‘best’ (commonly London) to find work.

Age and study status assumptions probably still hold: part time and mature student numbers have fallen in recent years and so new students tend to be 18 and studying full-time. A closer look at the data suggests it is time to challenge many long-held assumptions around student mobility and outcomes.

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