What are the benefits and risks of students working during their studies?

The EUROSTUDENT policy-makers conference brought participants together to get a sneak preview of the EUROSTUDENT VI data and discuss the relevance and implications to their national contexts in three different workshops. The participants of the working group on students’ employment came together to discuss the risk and benefits associated with students pursuing gainful employment alongside …

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Why are some students more internationally mobile than others?

The EUROSTUDENT policy-makers conference brought participants together to get a sneak preview of the EUROSTUDENT VI data and discuss the relevance and implications to their national contexts in three different workshops. The blog will feature short summaries of each of these in the upcoming weeks, starting with the workshop on cross-national student mobility. In the …

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EUROSTUDENT policy-makers conference: overview and gallery

A few months ago in April this year we organized an EUROSTUDENT policy-makers conference in Malta to bring together ministry representatives from all the countries participating in EUROSTUDENT VI, as well as other interested policy-makers and international stakeholders. One of the aims of the event was to provide a first “sneak preview” of the fresh …

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ERF presentations: students’ employment during studies

In the second parallel session on working students at the EUROSTUDENT Researchers’ Forum, national research teams from Malta, Italy, Hungary, France and Germany focused on following issues in their presentations: The benefit and drawback of working alongside studies with a focus on students' academic progress and labour market transition; The labour market experience and living …

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ERF presentations: students working alongside their studies

We continue with overviews from different sessions at our EUROSTUDENT Researchers Forum. In session “Working students” five teams (from Slovenia, Austria, Norway, Lithuania, Iceland) presented the situation of working students in their countries, overviewing and comparing socio-demographic characteristics of working and non-working peers, discussing time-budget decisions of working students and analysing their motivation to work. …

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ERF presentations: equity, participation and living conditions of students

Today we continue with the overviews of presentations and discussions that took place at our EUROSTUDENT Researchers' Forum. The session on the social dimension of higher education brought people together to discuss issues related to equity, participation and living conditions of students in Europe: Brian Gormley, head of student services from the Dublin Institute of …

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ERF presentations: Understanding internationally mobile students

As mentioned in this blog before, we had a very interesting EUROSTUDENT Researchers' Forum in Vilnius at the beginning of February this year. The Forum was dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences of the different national research teams participating in EUROSTUDENT VI and we had parallel sessions for presentations and discussions  on different interesting topics. …

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