Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Mass Higher Education and the Labour Market

28 May 2012 - 28 May 2012
Great Woodhouse Room, University House, University of Leeds

All are welcome to join us for the next Centre for Policy Studies in Education seminar for a critical look at 'Mass Higher Education and the Labour Market'

This seminar will be given by Professor Ken Mayhew, Director of ESRC Designated Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Professor of Education and Economic Performance, Department of Education, University of Oxford Fellow & Tutor in Economics, Pembroke College Oxford


There is increasing debate about the appropriate size and composition of the HE sector in the UK.  In our depressed labour market, many graduates find it difficult to find jobs and, for those who do obtain employment, concern has been expressed that their skills are being under-utilised.  This latter concern has been with us for some years and has led some commentators to argue that too many young people are going to university.  In this seminar I will attempt to unpack these issues.  This will involve not just an examination of the links between HE and the world of work, but consideration of what is happening within universities themselves.

Event details

28 May, Great Woodhouse Room, University House, University of Leeds

4:30 tea/coffee and registration

5:00 seminar with canapés reception to follow

Space is limited.

To register for this event, please email: cpseleeds@leeds.ac.uk

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