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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Dec 2016|
|Event||SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education: Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education - Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Dec 2016 → 9 Dec 2016
|Conference||SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education|
|Period||7/12/16 → 9/12/16|
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. http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2016/abstracts/0228.pdf