University of Leicester eBulletin

Higher Education and the Changing World of Work

March 2002
No 59

As part of the University of Leicester’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, the distinguished economist, Richard Pearson, a graduate and an honorary graduate of the University is to give the Social Sciences Faculty Lecture at the University on Wednesday 1 May 2002.

With over twenty-five years of experience in employment-related research, Richard Pearson is a leading international expert on the labour market for graduates, his main area of research focus and one that will form the core of his lecture entitled 'Higher Education and the Changing World of Work'.  

Richard Pearson is Director of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), the UK’s leading independent international centre for research and consultancy on issues such as labour markets, employment policy and human resource management.

The Institute’s 55 members of staff and associates work widely throughout the international employment sectors, including the corporate sector, government departments, agencies, professional bodies and trade unions.

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Ralph Negrine, said: “The lecture will be an opportunity for all those concerned with education to get an informed insight into the changing world of work.”

The Social Science Faculty Lecture will be given on Wednesday 1 May 2002 at 5.30 pm in Lecture Theatre 3 of the Ken Edwards Building on the main University campus. The lecture is open to the public and free. 


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