Attracting and retaining graduates is critical to local and regional economic performance and as such, interest in the geography of graduate labour in the UK is growing. These issues are particularly pertinent in relation to Wales as the existence of a ‘brain drain’ of graduate labour from Wales has become a focus of recent debate.

This project aims to understand issues surrounding the progression of Welsh speaking students by asking questions such as:

  • What factors are associated with progression to Higher Education?
  • Which students are more likely to enter prestigious universities?
  • Do these factors differ among those who are fluent in Welsh or have been schooled through the medium of Welsh?