Wayne Clark

Wayne Clark
University of Westminster · Strategy, Planning & Performance

PhD

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Introduction
Wayne Clark has over twenty five years' experience as a researcher, academic and manager in higher education in the UK and USA. Research interests include: public participation; citizenship; transitions of non-traditional learners in higher education; employability agenda in higher education; research methods; qualitative research.

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Publications (34)
Book
First published in 2000, this book was recently reissued as part of the Routledge Revival series. Drawing upon fieldwork conducted with Amnesty International, the Labour Party, Tenants’ Associations and the Exodus collective, this work examines the nature of political activism. The author combines Habermasian theory and empirical fieldwork to criti...
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In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of employability and skills awards across higher education in the United Kingdom (AGCAS, 2011). These schemes have generally been developed by careers services in response to national policy agendas on improving graduate ‘success’ and enhancing graduate employability. Thus far, evaluation of emp...
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Since the Crick Report, active citizenship has been promoted as a vehicle for enhancing community involvement and political literacy among school and higher education students. This ostensibly progressive educational and social goal is beset with a number of tensions and contradictions, notably around the nature of participation and between enhanci...
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Citizenship education is not restricted to schools and there have been a number of publicly funded initiatives to develop citizenship education in UK universities and higher education colleges. This paper contributes to the developing literature in this area with reference to evaluation research undertaken in relation to one module, 'Citizenship an...
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English Although the past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in ideas of public participation and democratisation, relatively little is known about the nature of voluntary activism. This article draws on interview data collected within the Labour Party, Amnesty International, tenants’ and residents’ associations, and the Exodus collective in or...
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An innovative HE employability award, which looks beyond narrow vocational definitions of skills and encourages participants to become ‘career researchers’ rather than passive recipients of information, demonstrates the benefits of a wider, more personalised approach to skills development, argues Wayne Clark
Technical Report
The aim of the project was to create and deliver the first part of a Skills Award to current undergraduates at University of Westminster. This scheme is designed to enhance student employability by developing ‘soft’ skills, enabling students to acquire paid work or voluntary experience, and improving forward career planning. The project also aimed...
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Wayne Clark reports on FE to HE Transitions, a qualitative research project by University of Westminster examining the learning experiences, career aspirations, and employment trajectories of graduates who entered university from non-traditional or vocational backgrounds.1 How do these learners develop career plans and make career related decisions...
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How will vocational learners fit into a higher education system facing funding constraints and increased pressure to improve graduate employment? A study of the experiences of vocational learners making the transition from Level 3 to degree-level shows that universities have a key role in supporting successful vocational learner progression and car...
Technical Report
The aim of the project was to create and deliver the first part of a Skills Award to current undergraduates at University of Westminster. This scheme is designed to enhance student employability by developing ‘soft’ skills, enabling students to acquire paid work or voluntary experience, and improving forward career planning. The project also aimed...
Technical Report
Targeted at level 4 and 5 undergraduates at University of Westminster, this new extra-curricula employability programme from the Career Development Centre (CDC) enhances student retention, progression and success.
Technical Report
The project aimed to design and deliver a pilot Skills Award to run flexibly alongside undergraduate courses, establish employer endorsement and input. To design a Skills Award e-portfolio and establish a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and produce a set of online student ‘talking heads’ videos.
Research
University of Westminster’s Wayne Clark discusses a Lifelong Learning Network project exploring the impact of HE on the career development of vocational learners.
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This article reflects on the implications of ‘FE to HE Transitions’, a qualitative research project exploring the experiences of learners making the transition to degree level study from non-traditional or vocational qualification entry routes. Funded by Linking London Lifelong Learning Network, the research also looked beyond the students’ univers...
Technical Report
This project from the Careers and Student Employment Department of the University of Westminster aimed to collect and disseminate data on the educational experiences and career/employment trajectories experienced by vocational learners who have entered, or are planning to enter, HE from ‘non-traditional’ FE backgrounds. In doing so, the project ult...
Technical Report
This Fellowship aimed to design, test and implement four interactive exercises for inclusion in the Destinations® package from 2010 onwards. The exercises were developed as enhancements to the existing content with a specific focus on integrating an interactive component to the resources. The exercises have been designed to support career developme...
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Careers services are well used to students approaching them for placements or for support in searching for part-time temporary employment. Wayne Clark and Monica Deshpande tell hoe Careers and Student Employment (CaSE) at the University of Westminster has combined student demand for flexible work with the university’s need to find staff for short-t...
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A formal citizenship curriculum has recently been introduced into schools in England following the publication of the Crick Report in1998. This initiative has received considerable academic and political attention as its implementation is researched and evaluated. However, citizenship education is not restricted to schools and in recent years there...
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The past decade has seen a great deal of discussion about the limited nature of opportunities for citizens to engage in meaningful debate and deliberation over matters of public concern such as criminal justice. This paper reflects upon the ways in which both theory and practice can be used to better understand the nature of the public sphere and t...
Book
Drawing upon fieldwork conducted with Amnesty International, the Labour Party, Tenants' Association and the Exodus collective, this work examines the nature of political activism. The author combines Habermasian theory and empirical fieldwork to critically analyze the nature of the political public sphere. While adopting a Habermasian approach, Cla...
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Local authorities are increasingly interested in fostering active and inclusive relationships between citizens and structures of governance at the local level. The involvement of tenants and residents in housing management issues represents a widely adopted mechanism of user involvement. This article examines the use of tenants and residents' assoc...
Thesis
The past decade has seen an upsurge of academic and popular interest in the political activity undertaken by citizens. This thesis presents a predominantly qualitative analysis of the nature of voluntary political participation, and subsequently addresses a number of key concerns about the current state of democracy in Britain.

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