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Title: International education and the employability of UK students
Authors: Brooks, Rachel
Waters, Johanna
Pimlott-Wilson, Helena
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wiley / © British Educational Research Association
Citation: BROOKS, R., WATERS, J. and PIMLOTT-WILSON, H., 2012. International education and the employability of UK students. British Educational Research Journal, 38 (2), pp. 281 - 298.
Abstract: A common theme within the literature on higher education is the congested nature of the graduate labour market. Researchers have highlighted the lengths to which many students now go, in response to this congestion, to 'distinguish themselves' from other graduates: paying increased attention to university status; engaging in a range of extra-curricular activities; and pursuing postgraduate qualifications. Studies that have focused on the strategies of Asian students, specifically, have pointed to the important place of studying abroad as a further strategy in this pursuit of distinction. Given that there is now some evidence that the number of UK students enrolling on a degree programme overseas is increasing, this article explores the extent to which an overseas education can be seen as part of a broader strategy on the part of British students to seek distinction within the labour market and whether such an education does indeed offer tangible employment benefits. © 2012 British Educational Research Association.
Description: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: BROOKS, R., WATERS, J. and PIMLOTT-WILSON, H., 2012. International education and the employability of UK students. British Educational Research Journal, 38 (2), pp. 281 - 298, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411926.2010.544710. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Sponsor: We would like to thank the British Academy for funding the study upon which this article is based.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/01411926.2010.544710
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18393
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411926.2010.544710
ISSN: 0141-1926
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