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Nottingham Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

Rita Hordósy joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 as a Nottingham Research Fellow. Her research interests revolve around social justice issues in education and post-compulsory education trajectories, with her current work focusing on the research / teaching nexus compared across European universities.

Prior to arriving at Nottingham she was a lecturer at the University of Manchester, where she led on a project investigating further education college students' future career plans. Her longitudinal research at the University of Sheffield explored the lived experiences of undergraduate students from higher and lower socio-economic backgrounds in the context of the post-2012 tuition fee regime. This four year study looked at the importance of financial support, the role of extracurricular activities, career planning and change, as well as academic transitions more broadly.

Rita conducted her doctoral research in education at the University of Birmingham, analysing and comparing national information systems across Europe that were gathering information on school leavers' and graduates' path after compulsory education. Graduating with an MA in Sociology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, she worked on several research projects dealing with vocational education at the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research & Development.


  • 2019–present
    Nottingham Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer in Education, University of Manchester
  • 2013–2018
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Sheffield
  • 2009–2010
    Research Assistant, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research & Development


  • 2014 
    University of Birmingham, PhD in Education
  • 2009 
    Eötvös Lóránd University, MA in Sociology