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Call for participants: NCSEHE Research Fellowship

NCSEHE 2019 Research Fellow Professor Sarah O’Shea is seeking contributions from practitioners and researchers working in the areas of careers, equity and outreach, or those who are interested in graduate employability.

Participants can choose to complete a survey or interview as an element of the Fellowship project: ‘Mind the Gap!’ Exploring the post-graduation outcomes and employment mobility of individuals who are first in their family to complete a university degree.

You are invited to participate in NCSEHE research to address a gap in understanding of how equity students, particularly those who are the first in their family to attend university (FiF), experience entering employment after graduation, in increasingly competitive and shrinking employment fields.

The Fellowship project is funded by the NCSEHE and it will deeply explore best practice from the perspectives of key stakeholders in the higher education sector and graduate employment.

Participation can either involve an interview of about 30–40 minutes in which we seek your expertise to identify approaches to better support FiF learners to achieve positive outcomes in their chosen professional fields.

If you are interested in participating in an interview, please email ( to receive more information about the study and make arrangements for a mutually convenient interview time.

Or, if you prefer not to be interviewed then you might consider completing the  online anonymous survey. The survey should take no longer than 20-30 minutes, and can be accessed at

Your expertise in the higher education sector will be invaluable for informing key recommendations

Posted 7 May 2019 Posted in First in Family, General