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Student diversity, extra-curricular activities and perceptions of graduate outcomes

Student diversity, extra-curricular activities and perceptions of graduate outcomes

Stuart, Mary, Lido, Catherine, Morgan, Jessica and May, Steve (2009) Student diversity, extra-curricular activities and perceptions of graduate outcomes. Project Report. Higher Education Academy, York, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This research will examine how different student groups engage with extra-curricular activities and what effect these activities have on their degree and graduate outcomes.

Recent research has indicated that different student groups have different degree and employment outcomes, this research examines how different student groups engage with extra-curricular activities and what effect these activities have on their degree and graduate outcomes.

It examines what extra-curricular activities students participate in and whether different groups have preferences for different types of activities (i.e. are there patterns of participation in certain activities by certain groups of students) and if so what impact does this patterning have on graduate employment potential. Extra-curricular activities are broadly defined in this research, such as part-time work, involvement in University union clubs and societies, (and different types of clubs and societies, cultural, sporting and other), other University related activities such as volunteering, class representation, etc. and other activities outside of University life, such as family commitments and community activities

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: This report was orginally a paper given at The Higher Education Academy (UK) Annual Conference 2008 Transforming the Student Experience 1-3 July 2008 Harrogate International Centre, Harrograte
Uncontrolled Keywords: student diversity, graduate employment, extra-curricular activities,widening participation, higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3232

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