Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015: a longitudinal exploration of destinations and preparedness for the workplace

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The advent of the TEF means that universities will be expected to evidence the impact of curriculum interactions on graduate destinations and social mobility. Over a third of sport employees are graduates but little data charts their career journeys. Key objectives: • track all Abertay sport graduates from the programmes’ inception • compare Honours and non-Honours graduates’ destination data • examine career trajectories • explore preparedness for the workplace • utilise demographic data to contextualise findings. 452 graduates were e-mailed.123 responded to the survey, 84% being in identifiable graduate level jobs. Across time, increasing proportions of students were Honours' graduates. Social class, gender and disability did not impact on this but articulation from FE was a significant factor (χ2 =84.68, p<0.01). Very few respondents (n=13) felt that their degree had not equipped them for working life. 'Placement' and 'research methods skills' were of most benefit in preparing for the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2016
EventSRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education: Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education - Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

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ConferenceSRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewport, Wales
Period7/12/169/12/16

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Cameron, A. J., Wharton, C. Y., & Scally, J. (2016). Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015: a longitudinal exploration of destinations and preparedness for the workplace. Paper presented at SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.
Cameron, Andrea J. ; Wharton, C. Yvette ; Scally, Jennifer. / Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015 : a longitudinal exploration of destinations and preparedness for the workplace. Paper presented at SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.3 p.
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Cameron, AJ, Wharton, CY & Scally, J 2016, 'Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015: a longitudinal exploration of destinations and preparedness for the workplace', Paper presented at SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom, 7/12/16 - 9/12/16.

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2016. Paper presented at SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.

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