Charlie Ball Deputy Director of Research, Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU)

Charlie runs the labour market research team at HECSU and is responsible for support and research for university careers services across the UK. He is an active researcher on HECSU’s projects on graduate employment and in collaboration with external organisations. He is an expert on the employment destinations of graduates and postgraduates.
His research interests include: graduate destinations, particularly for postgraduates and for scientists; the study and career motivations of scientists and postgraduates; regional labour markets for graduates and postgraduates; migration of graduates within the UK and overseas; and student and graduate demographics, particularly for scientists and postgraduates.

Charlie is available to speak on all areas of higher education. He contributes regularly to the HECSU blog at and the New Scientist blog at