Through our survey back in June 2020, our members told us they wanted to hear more about how to support care experienced learners moving on to careers and postgraduate study.
Talking to our wonderful network, we learned that there is significantly less work taking place in this area than in access and engagement with higher education, but we are delighted to be able to share some details of research, projects and scholarships with you through our speakers, Dr Zoe Baker and Helen Embleton. There are also several other projects taking shape focusing on postgraduate transition; however, most are not yet ready to share with you, so we hope to run a further webinar on this subject at a later date.
NNECL Webinar; Graduate Transitions for Care Experienced Students
Dr Zoe Baker
Graduate outcomes for care-experienced students: What we know, and what is left to uncover.
Although there has been a growing body of research on care-experienced (CE) students’ access to, and engagement with, higher education (HE) initiated by Jackson et al.’s (2005) ground-breaking ‘By Degrees’ project, we know very little about their graduate transitions and destinations. Initial quantitative insights into the graduate destinations of CE students have very recently emerged (Baker et al., forthcoming; Harrison, Baker and Stevenson, 2020). These provide an interesting picture of where CE graduates go after completing their HE. This talk will provide a brief overview of the headline findings from this work, before moving on to consider a) what is still left to uncover in this area, and b) future research plans for addressing these remaining knowledge gaps.
Postgraduate Conversion Course Manager, Helen Embleton, Office for Students
#JoinYourAIFuture – Scholarships for care experience students to study AI and Data Science
Postgraduate Conversion Course Manager, Helen Embleton, from the Office for Students introduces new postgraduate courses in AI and Data Science aimed at addressing the UK’s digital skills gap and to provide opportunities for underrepresented students. Hear more about what’s involved, including scholarships for care experienced students and details on how they can apply.