Perceptions of Pakistani Students in the UK and in Pakistan

‘Student Perceptions’ is a cross cultural study which explores perceptions of higher education and employability through the lived experiences of Pakistani and Pakistani heritage students who are currently studying at universities across Pakistan and the UK. In 2014 Pakistan was one of the ‘top ten’ countries whose students were studying in the UK as international students- and this is in addition to the British-Pakistani students in those universities. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, 65% of the population is under the age of 25 and the graduate employment rate is at 28%. The report uncovers many similarities and some surprising differences between the different groups of students- there is often more variation within the groups than between them. The report found that all of the students were very career-savvy, and actively looking towards their future employability.