The role of careers guidance in supporting participation in higher education

This research will utilise administrative records supplied by Careers Wales to examine the receipt of careers guidance received by children in Welsh schools and how this is influenced by pupils’ demographic and academic characteristics.

Key questions

This project aims to examine whether careers guidance is received by those who are most in need of support and whether the receipt of careers guidance can be demonstrated to be associated with increased rates of progression, attainment and retention in post-compulsory education.  

Project leads

Rhys Davies & Dr Katy Huxley, Cardiff University, Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (ADR Wales).

This project is funded by ADR Wales via its core grant from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as an ADR UK partner.

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