Graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes: trends and variations by subject discipline and gender

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Author: O'Leary, Simon

Abstract:

Enhancing graduate employability is a priority for many stakeholders in higher education and this research explores graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes. A literature review is supplemented by primary research on a targeted sample of 104 graduates from humanities, sciences, engineering and social sciences, who span several generations and have over 2250 years of employment experience. The findings are triangulated to a workshop with 23 graduate careers advisory professionals. The results signal...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Employment; Career development; Students; Gender

Keywords: Graduates; Employability; Curriculum; Perception; Attitude; Career guidance

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 30

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January-June 2017

Pages: pp. 84-105

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.123

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