Australian postgraduate student experiences and anticipated employability: a national study from the students' perspective

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Postgraduate students are navigating a rapidly evolving landscape for their future careers. In this context, higher education providers are responsible for supporting and monitoring postgraduate (masters and doctoral) students' development for both education and employability contexts. This empirical research provides a rich analysis of feedback breakfasts, focus groups and interviews with 319 postgraduate student participants from 26 universities. Emergent themes highlight widespread lack of confidence in university-mediated student experiences, particularly in the context of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Outcomes; Career development; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Employment

Keywords: Employability; Graduates; Transition from education and training to employment; Career planning; Learning experience; Aspirations; Learning support; Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Burwood, Victoria: Deakin University, 2021

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 148-168

ISSN: 1838-3815 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 145.547

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