Research seminars

Our seminars, co-sponsored by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, take place in London and address issues related to employer engagement in education, including youth unemployment, career aspirations and school-to-work transitions. They are attended by a diverse range of individuals working within the field of education, including teachers, school leaders, employers, policy makers and academics. Seminars are free to attend, and slides, audio and video footage from each one are available below for public download.

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What is education for?

  • Event date: 20 Oct 2015
  • Context for employer engagement
  • Employment outcomes for young people

Speaker: Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath Hugh Lauder addressed the widely-held assumption of policy makers and orthodox economists is that there is a tight connection between education, skills and …

The implications of labour market change for schools and colleges

  • Event date: 11 Sep 2015
  • Employment outcomes for young people

12.15 – 13.30 Westminster, Central London. Speaker: Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) spoke on the implications of labour market change for schools and colleges, presenting …

Enhancing School-based Careers Work for Years 7-9

  • Event date: 25 Feb 2015
  • Context for employer engagement

This Education and Employers Taskforce research seminar, kindly hosted by UKCES, reported on an action research project conducted in two schools in East London, which aimed to enhance careers work …

The State of Play: Employers, schools and the delivery of careers advice

  • Event date: 28 Nov 2014
  • Context for employer engagement

This seminar focussed on how employers are working and linking with schools and colleges and considered future options for the triangulation of education, employer and careers service working links. Presentation: The State of Play …

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education

  • Event date: 29 Jun 2014
  • Attainment outcomes for young people
  • Context for employer engagement
  • Employment outcomes for young people
  • Fairness/equity in employer engagement
  • Individual employer engagement activities

Abstract: This seminar accompanied the publication of the new Routledge collection, Understanding Employer Engagement in Education, edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. The session included results on the …

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