Developing early stage researchers: employability perceptions of social science doctoral candidates

Elena Golovushkina, Colin Milligan

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    Abstract

    Employability has been the focus of much activity at both research and policy levels within higher education. Initially focused primarily on undergraduate students, in the past few years this area has broadened to include the employability of doctoral candidates discussed within a larger debate on development of researchers. Despite a strong focus on this aspect of researcher development, discourse in this area still lacks evidence of the views of postgraduate researchers themselves on the issues of employability. In an attempt to address this gap, this paper seeks to explore the perceptions of social science doctoral candidates on a range of employability-related issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number4
    Pages (from-to)64-78
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal for Researcher Development
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • employability
    • doctoral candidates
    • researcher development
    • UK higher education
    • labour market
    • early stage researchers

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