“Who wants a job anyway?” – Student Approaches to Graduate Employability

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Abstract

The higher education sector, both in the UK and globally, has expanded significantly in recent years. This growth has been accompanied by rising fees, meaning education is increasingly being viewed as a personal investment of both time and money with expectations of a better job and salary as a consequence (Brynin, 2013). Emphasis has therefore been placed upon the role of universities in producing employable graduates; however, employability is subjective and depends upon an individual student’s circumstances. This chapter explores student approaches to employability recognising a number of personal factors that can impact upon graduate outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Enterprise in the Higher Education Sector
EditorsJamie Halsall, Roopinder Oberoi, Michael Snowden
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Chapter8
Pages128-151
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)1527561631, 9781527561632
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2021

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