Social mobility and university careers services

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Bridge Group (Charity)


This report from the UK focuses on the role of university careers services in addressing the gap in graduate outcomes and, significantly, gives voice to practitioners who are leading institutional strategies. The study is built on a wide-ranging review of literature and policy, and includes new evidence derived from over 30 interviews with leading practitioners. The findings highlight significant commitment and purpose in many institutions. This includes: increasing use of data to fuel evidence-based activity, targeting, and evaluation; activities embedded in student learning; employer...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Career development; Participation; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Policy; Employment

Keywords: Social mobility; Socioeconomic background; Student retention; Career guidance; Career awareness; University; Institutional role; Policy implications; Employability; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Bridge Group, 2017

Physical description: 55 p.

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On cover: A report by the Bridge Group, funded by the UPP Foundation

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.1008

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