I’ve recently been reading about research into working class students and their experience of Higher Education. Wolfgang Lehmann has written … More
Widening Access in Rural Areas
The Scottish Government has just published “A Blueprint for Fairness: The Final Report of the Commission on Widening Access”. The … More
Rural labour markets of the future?
Charlie Ball (who writes the High Peak Data blog) has just written about his predictions for the graduate labour market … More
Social Mobility in Rural Areas
Last week I was invited to attend a meeting at Holyrood to discuss the issue of Social Mobility in Scotland … More
“People are happiest living in an area that matches their personality, claim researchers”
Earlier this week I came across a news report about a piece of research conducted in London. The researchers used … More
Cornwall to Orkney: was it destiny….?!
Tidying up, I just found an essay I wrote when I was 16 which was published in the Western Morning … More
Turning points in career and migration decisions
I have just read two quite different research papers, the first by Christopher Atkin looks at young people’s decisions at … More
Well, this is exciting. I have just published my first article about my research! The article appears in the National Institute … More
“cultural location… is a much better model for explaining social mobility than is the mechanistic undialectical notion of ‘intelligence’.”
This statement was made by Paul Willis in his classic 1977 book ‘Learning to Labour: how working class kids get … More
“social floating”: a skill for researchers?
In my Masters research into the experience of recent graduates living and working in Orkney, one of my key findings … More