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Be proactive or fit-in? Challenges of Muslim female student employment

Be proactive or fit-in? Challenges of Muslim female student employment

Yassim, Mazia (2019) Be proactive or fit-in? Challenges of Muslim female student employment. In: SRHE Annual Conference 2019, 11-13 December 2019, Newport, Wales. (Submitted)

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Abstract

For many years now, there have been calls for policy makers to appreciate the needs of ethnic minority groups in an employment context. Reportedly, there also is goodwill for change to this end by the employers. However, the lack of wider opportunities for ethnic minority students is a concern to this day. Within the ethnic minorities, there are subsets that have varying characteristics and therefore varying needs and challenges with regards to employment. This research aims to understand the employment challenges of one subset of the ethnic minority groups: Muslim female students. Using a qualitative research methodology, it was identified that Muslim females fall into two categories of proactive and fit in. Based on the findings, suggestions for addressing some of these challenges are also highlighted.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability, BAME
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
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Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 10:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24675

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