NASES is involved in research which produces resources for student employment services and also provides a range of online and offline publications.

Latest research and publications

The Sodexo University Lifestyle Survey 2012, in association with Times Higher Education 

New National Target for Outward Student Mobility


Reading List

Brennan, J. and Little, B. (2006) Towards a Strategy for Workplace Learning: Report of a study to assist HEFCE in the development of a strategy for workplace learning. London: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information.

Brennan, J., Mills, J., Shah, T. and Woodley, A. (1999) Part-time Students and Employment: Report of a Survey of Students, Graduates and Diplomates. London: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information, Open University.

Brennan, L. (2005) Integrating Work-based Learning into Higher Education – A Guide to Good Practice. Bolton: University Vocational Awards Council.

Brodie, P. and Irving, K. (2006) Assessment in Work-based Learning: Investigating a Pedagogical Approach to Enhance Student Learning (To be published in the Journal of Assessment and Evaluation).

Bunting C, 2001 Student Focus: Poor Bums Shoddy Seats in Times Higher Education Supplement, 19 January 2001

Callender C., 2001. Term-time working among full-time undergraduate students in the UK.SouthBankUniversity.

CIHE (2005) Higher Education More Than A Degree. London: Council for Industry & Higher Education.

CIPD (2008) Internships that work: a guide for employers.

CIPD (2005) Reflections on the 2005 training and development survey.

CIPD (December 2005) Learning and development: an overview.

Costley, C. and Portwood, D. (2000) Work-based learning and the university – new perspectives and practices. Staff & Educational Development Association.

Curtis S., Williams J., 2002. The Reluctant Workforce: undergraduates’ part-time employment. Education and Training, Vol 44, Issue 1, 5-10.

Davies L., 2000. Why kick the ‘L’ out of ‘LEarning’? The development of students’ employability skills through part-time working, Education and Training, vol 42, number 8, p436-445

DfES (2003) 21st Century Skills – Realising our Potential: individuals, nations, employers. London: Department for Education and Skills.

Eraut, M., Steadman, S., Furner, J., Maillardet, F., Miller, C., Ali, A. & Blackman, C. (2004) Learning in the workplace, relationships between learning factors and contextual factors. San Diego: AERA.

Furedi, F, Working your Way in the Daily Telegraph December 18 2002

Gallacher, J. and Reeve, F. (2002) Work-based Learning: the implications for higher education and for supporting informal learning in the workplace. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Garner M, Student Focus: Debt, Designer clothes and dwindling Politics, in Times Higher Education Supplement, 19 January 2001

The Graduate Market in 2011 - includes chapter on work experience 

Gray, D. (2001) A briefing on Work-based Learning. York: Higher Education Academy.

HE Academy, 2006. Work Based Learning: Illuminating the higher education Landscape

HEFCE's Crystal Ball? Students as scholars, employees, leaders and managers? 2008

HESA , Higher Education Trends 2002

HESA, A profile of the UK Higher Education Sector 200/1

Highton, M. (2001) Reflection in work-based learning for undergraduates. Centre for Recording Achievement.

HMSO 2002 Work Related Learning Report – DfES

HMSO, 2003. The future of Higher Education – DfES

Houghton, P. and Bagley, D. (2000) Learning from Work: Making connections between work and study. Department for Education & Skills.

Hughes, M. and Monteiro, H. (2005) Effective entry to work-based learning: making work-based learning work. London: Learning & Skills Development

Hughes, M. and Turner, P. (2002) Mapping research into the delivery of workbased learning.

London: Learning & Skills Development Agency.

Hussey, J and Hussey, R, Business Research, Palgrave 1997

Kotler, P & Armstrong, G, 1997, Marketing an Introduction

Labour Research 2001, A Student is not just for Christmas, December 1 2001, LRD Publications

Lambert, R. (2003) Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration – Final Report. HM Treasury.

Lester, S. (2000) Work-based Learning Perspectives on Assessment: a student perspective. Work-based Learning Network, Universities Association for Continuing Education.

Little, B. (2004) Employability and work-based learning. York: Higher Education Academy and ESECT

Lucas R., Ralston L., 1997. Youth, gender and part time employment – A preliminary appraisal of student employment, Employee Relations, vol 19, number 1, 51-66.

MacLeod, D. (2006) ‘Ich bin ein Frankfurter’. Education Guardian, Tuesday 24 January 2006.

Maitland, J. and Goodman, A. (2002) Skills Foresight Analysis – Managing Work-based Learning. Skills for Justice.

McCoshan, A., Costello, M., and Souto Otero, M. (2005) Work-based learning providers’ views on their links with employers. Department for Education & Skills.

Moon, J. (1999) Reflection in Learning and Professional Development. London: Kogan Page

Moorland, N. (2005) Work-related learning in higher education. York: Higher Education Academy and ESECT.

NASES Survey of Student Employment Services 2011

NUS/HSBC Student Research - Student Employment Oct 2008

Natrins, L. and Smith, V. (2004) Rethinking the process – strategies for integrating on and off-the-job training. London: Learning & Skills Development Agency.

Nimmo, A. (2001) Development of a work-based management qualification. Centre for Recording Achievement.

Northern Economic Research Unit, University of Northumbria, 2000. Students in the Labour Market. DFEE Research No 215.

Penn, D., Nixon, I. & Shewell, J. (2005) Research into Workplace Learning: North East Area Study. Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Purcell, K., Elias, P., Davies, R. and Wilton, N. (2005) The Class of ’99 – A study of the early labour market experiences of graduates. Department for Education & Skills.

Raelin, J.A. (2000) Work-Based Learning: The New Frontier of Management Development. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Roodhouse, S. and Hemsworth, D. (2004) Fit for Purpose: The use of National Occupational Standards in higher education to meet the needs of employers. A generic guide for curriculum designers and deliverers. University Vocational Awards Council.

Saunders, Lewis and Thornhall, Research Methods for Business Students, 2nd Edition Financial Times/Prentice Hall

Sloman, M. (2005) Branching Out in People Management. Institute of Personnel and Development, 24 November 2005, pp 38-40.

Smith, V. (2004) Pushing the boundaries – working with employers and other partners. London: Learning & Skills Development Agency.

Smith, V. and Hughes, M. (2003) Making the difference – Provider support for student retention and achievement in work-based learning. London: Learning & Skills Development Agency.

Solomon, N. & Gustavs, J. (2004) Corporatising Knowledge: Work-based Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. In Portfolio Development and the Assessment of Prior Learning eds. E. Michelson & A. Mandel. Virginia: Stylus.

Tamkin, P. (2005) Measuring the Contribution of Skills to Business Performance: A Summary for Employers. Institute of Employment Studies.

The Times, Tuesday 29 November 2005, Sector Skills Supplement.

Unite, 2004. Student Living Report 2005, MORI

Universities UK 2002, Enhancing Employability, recognising diversity, CSU

Universities UK, 2002, Student Services Effective Approaches to retaining students in Higher Education SCOOP

Watts C., Pickering A., 2000. Pay as you learn: student employment and academic progress, Education and Training, vol 42, number 3, p129-135

Watts, C 2002 The Effects of Term Time Employment on Academic performance in Education and Training

Wilson, T. Professor Sir, (2012) A Review of Business-University Collaboration