a) Institutional affiliation
I am a third year PhD student at the University of Birmingham.
b) Training background
MA in International Studies in Education – University of Birmingham
BA in Philological Education – Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russi
c) Main themes of investigation
My current research revolves around upper secondary school students’ understanding of, and attitudes towards, the financial implications of higher education choices and relationships between understanding, attitude and choices in England.
I am also interested in internalisation of higher education.
d) a paper intended to write
My preliminary proposal is to write a comparative paper examining student’s graduate employment expectations (I’ve got data on expectations of students studying in England).
e) Starting knowledge-base (empirical materials, theory, methodology, etc.)
Empirical materials: secondary data on students’ financial beliefs, knowledge of the student finance regime in England and their higher education choices.
Theories: Human capital theory and Bourdieu’s theory of cultural reproduction
Methodology: Interviews and surveys
f) the knowledge needed to complete the paper
I would like to collaborate with someone working in the same field, who is interested in higher education choices and graduate labour market outcomes.
Hi Kristina! Sounds very interesting! I research in a different area but I am interested in your methodology because studying attitudes and believes is always tricky. Also, we could share on Bourdieu’s theory of cultural reproduction cause I am using it as a theory too. See you soon!