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CRESJ Seminar: Moving on up? Mobility Narratives of the Degree Generation

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 3.00PM to 4.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor Nicola Ingram, Sheffield Hallam University

Research on the student-life cycle is often limited to discrete phases of university entry, experience or outcomes, or is limited to large-scale population surveys. The Paired Peers project has sought to counter this by developing a detailed and reflective qualitative analysis of the transitions into, through and beyond university for a cohort of middle-class and working-class young people who were tracked through seven years of their undergraduate and post-graduation lives. The project provides an original insight into how graduate employment and life-course transitions are shaped by social background and education. This paper goes beyond an analysis of destinations data on a fixed point after graduation to develop a critical look at the temporality of transitioning over the initial four-year period post university. 

Nicola Ingram is Professor of Sociology of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research is focused broadly on social class inequalities in education and she is particularly interested in how aspects of identity, such as gender and ethnicity, interweave with the classed dimension. 

Location: Treehouse (B/S104), Berrick Saul Building