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The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates, IN Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, No 42 Apr 2019, pp3-8

Explores the impact of the UK leaving the European Union (Brexit) on the career aspirations of undergraduate students in Britain. Describes how some small-scale research has shown that values and emotion play a significant role in directing the career choices of final year students. Analyses interviews from fifteen students of the University of the West of England and argues that personal values and commitments as well as anxiety over Brexit are playing a major role in career choices. Concludes that career guidance practitioners should consider talking openly about values with their clients and be prepared to consider the impact politics has on directing career paths.


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McCrory, Marjorie; Thomson, Theresa
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