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Post-graduation reflections on the value of a degree (2009)
Journal Article
Everett, G., & Brooks, R. (2009). Post-graduation reflections on the value of a degree. British Educational Research Journal, 35(3), 333-349. https://doi.org/10.1080/01411920802044370

This article investigates the impact of a changing higher education system on young adults' priorities and motivations. A considerable number of studies have explored the impact of recent changes on patterns of participation within higher education.... Read More about Post-graduation reflections on the value of a degree.

The prevalence of 'life planning': Evidence from UK graduates (2008)
Journal Article
Everett, G., & Brooks, R. (2008). The prevalence of 'life planning': Evidence from UK graduates. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 29(3), 325-337. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425690801966410

At a time when 'personal development planning' is being rolled out across the UK higher education sector, this paper explores young adults' inclinations to plan for the future in relation to work, relationships and other aspects of life. Although Gid... Read More about The prevalence of 'life planning': Evidence from UK graduates.

The predominance of work-based training in young graduates' learning (2008)
Journal Article
Everett, G., & Brooks, R. (2008). The predominance of work-based training in young graduates' learning. Journal of Education and Work, 21(1), 61-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080801956966

This article draws upon results from an ESRC-funded research project exploring young graduates' attitudes to, and experiences of, further education or learning postgraduation. Respondents' narratives indicated a strong emphasis upon job-based learnin... Read More about The predominance of work-based training in young graduates' learning.