Event details

International Graduate Employability: Trajectories and Performance. Workshop 1. Employment outcomes

Friday, 22 June 2018

We will be running two linked workshops on the 22nd June and November (date tbc) 2018.  Both events will take place at the SRHE Offices in London.

Focus and rationale:

In these two workshops we aim to consider an overview of current issues influencing the employability agenda in the UK and globally.  The first workshop will review international and comparative employability outcomes, focussed on the latest research on government policy, funding and graduate success around the world.  The main focus will be the OECD and BRIC countries.  The second workshop will go into further depth on the common and divergent drivers for change and stability (government policy, labour market structure and operation, HE systems history and character).  It is hoped that a series of publications will arise from the sessions.

Workshop 1:  22nd June 2018: Employment outcomes

This session will focus particularly on employment outcomes.  Keynote talks are planned to focus on comparative data about graduate earnings in Europe and other country-focussed studies.  Proposed contributions that develop or complement comparative themes or introduce new country-studies will be especially welcome. There will be an opportunity to showcase briefly research ‘in progress’ that relate to themes of the work of the Network more broadly.

If you would like to join us on either session to take part in framing possible future publication, network and conference themes, or just to hear the speakers please sign up.  If you have anything you might want to contribute, either as a speaker or to a research showcase session, please let us know.


10.00                                     Registration and Coffee     


10.30                                     Introduction and overview to the two linked workshops,
Professor Richard Blackwell


11.00                                     Graduate Jobs and Graduate Wages across Europe in the 21st century

Dr Gola Henseke, University College London


11.30                                     Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps
Dr Heike Behle, University of Warwick


12.00                                     The employability outcomes of paid and unpaid internships in the UK compared with work placements, international comparisons

Dr Will Hunt, University of Warwick


12.30                                     Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps

Professor Richard Blackwell


13.00                                     Lunch and networking


13.45                                     Employment and Student Success: What really matters?

Doug Cole, AdvanceHE


14.15                                     Facilitated discussion of key themes, research and policy implications and gaps

Professor Helen Higson, Aston University


14.45                                    Next steps and the next workshop 

Contact details

Please contact Professor Helen Higson on h.e.higson@aston.ac.uk if you wish to contribute to the session on 22 June or have ideas for the planned session in November 2018.

Network: Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning
Date(s): Friday, 22 June 2018
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
Signup Deadline: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £60.00
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