Funded by HECSU and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Futuretrack: part-time students is a longitudinal survey of part-time students in higher education.
The project seeks to: generate data on the career intentions and ambitions of part-time students; investigate training and employment outcomes of part-time students; generate data on students' career learning and decision-making; and investigate employers' views of part-time students.
This report draws on a 2011 telephone survey of 145 employers of part-time higher education students. It explores employer support for part-time study (including financial support for course fees and other costs), the impact the changing nature of higher education (including rising tuition fees) might have on employer support, and the expansion of apprenticeship training.
Pages: 54; Size: 260KB
This report presents findings from a follow-up survey conducted in 2010/11 of 1021 part-time students who were originally surveyed in 2007/08 when they were in their final year of undergraduate study. The report examines how these students progressed in the two years following the original interviews,and asks what qualifications they achieved, whether they went on to further study, and what impact their course had on their career development.
Pages: 103; Size: 5.89MB
This report presents findings from the second stage of the Futuretrack: part-time students project. It explores students' experiences of part-time study and examines the impact their course has had on their career development.
Pages: 93; Size: 926KB
This report presents findings from the first stage of the Futuretrack: part-time students project. It explores students' reasons for studying part-time, their career ambitions and plans for the future, their financial circumstances, and their engagement with university careers services.
Pages: 180; Size: 1MB
This report presents findings from the first stage of the Futuretrack: part-time project. It explores employers' attitudes to part-time students and examines how employers support employees who are studying part-time for a higher education qualification.
Pages: 74; Size: 4.6MB
A short summary report examining part-time students' use of careers information, advice and guidance.
Pages: 7; Size: 72KB
A systematic review of part-time and full-time higher education students in terms of personal characteristics, educational attainments and employment and training outcomes following completion of their studies.
Pages: 51; Size: 280KB
A review of the literature on part-time students focusing on: part-time students' reasons for studying and their experiences of study; links between part-time students and employment (e.g. employer support, negotiating work and study); careers services' and employers' approaches to workers engaged in part-time study.
Pages: 30; Size: 150KB
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