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    In Search of Decent Work after University (Student Handbook/Employ Project/A career-development learning resource for non-traditional students and graduates)


    O'Neill, Jerry and Finnegan, Fergal and Merrill, Barbara and Bron, Agnieszka and Masauso, Chirwa and Czubak-Koch, Magdalena and Field, John and Fragoso, Antonio and González-Monteagudo, José and Kurantowicz, Ewa and Nizinska, Adrianna and Padilla-Carmona, Mayte and Paulos, Liliana and Thunborg, Camilla and Valadas, Sandra (2017) In Search of Decent Work after University (Student Handbook/Employ Project/A career-development learning resource for non-traditional students and graduates). Technical Report. EMPLOY.

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    Abstract

    This handbook is aimed at ‘non-traditional’ students and graduates who are looking for some support in identifying a career path that will build on their life experiences and their university education in a satisfying way. By ‘non-traditional’ we mean students and graduates from communities and groups who are, in some way, underrepresented in university. This includes quite a diverse range of groups such as mature students, working class students, students from ethnic minorities and students with disabilities. Over the past twenty years or so universities across Europe have begun to open their doors to non-traditional students. This has enormously enriched universities making them more vibrant, interesting and genuinely representative institutions. We wish to ensure that these students are fully supported throughout the various stage of their university experience including career development - not least because we know from this, and other research, that some non-traditional students continue to encounter barriers in the job market. The specific challenges faced by students from non-traditional backgrounds are not identified in a lot of career guidance material and important issues are often left unaddressed. We have developed this handbook because we think it is important to take account of the experiences and needs of non-traditional students as they seek to build their careers and make, the sometimes tricky, transition from university to employment.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Keywords: Decent Work after University; Student Handbook; Employ Project; career-development learning resource; non-traditional students and graduates;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 12034
    Depositing User: Fergal Finnegan
    Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 10:26
    Publisher: EMPLOY
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