NEW AND OLD MIDDLE CLASS POLISH GRADUATES' 'BRAINTRAINING' IN ENGLAND
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Drawing on 40 interviews with Polish graduates of domestic universities who migrated to England after 2004, this paper suggests that the cultural capital accumulated through higher education at prestigious universities in Poland led to the emergence of new middle class graduates. This had an effect in "brain training" after migration, observed as enrollment into institutions of higher education in England. The research also implies that the newly educated middle class resembles British "professionals" and focuses on those who use "brain training" as a strategy in preparation for return and commencement of a new life in Poland. Finally, the paper raises the issue of brain circulation of the Polish new middle class graduates in the context of tuition fee increases at English universities, what may potentially lead to making "brain training" investments elsewhere in Europe.
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