Understanding the lived experiences of Joint Honour graduates: how can educators best enable student success?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621168
Title:
Understanding the lived experiences of Joint Honour graduates: how can educators best enable student success?
Authors:
Pigden, Louise ( 0000-0002-9749-7855 )
Abstract:
Combined or joint honours degrees represent 10% of all UK undergraduates. 50,000 out of 500,000 currently enrolled on all honours degrees. This significant and special way of learning therefore warrants scrutiny. This type of degree facilitates students combining the study of two subjects to honours level, with modules delivered from two academic disciplines. The large proportion of students on such degrees across universities in England and Wales means that debate is needed as to the intrinsic value of such degrees especially in relation to graduate employability and career opportunities. This paper examines the lived experiences of joint honours graduates, evaluating the impact that studying joint honours had on their careers, and whether they were well prepared for graduate roles. We draw out themes and characteristics that will assist educators in supporting their students and enabling their future success.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Pigden, L. (2016) 'Understanding the lived experiences of Joint Honour graduates: how can educators best enable student success?', International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), 9(3), pp.467-483.
Journal:
International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS)
Issue Date:
3-Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621168
Additional Links:
https://ijas2016venice.sched.com/event/7Pw8/understanding-the-lived-experiences-of-joint-honours-graduates-how-can-educators-best-enable-student-success; http://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0903/html/V6Z246.xml
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
19446934
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorPigden, Louiseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T10:47:47Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-15T10:47:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-03-
dc.identifier.citationPigden, L. (2016) 'Understanding the lived experiences of Joint Honour graduates: how can educators best enable student success?', International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), 9(3), pp.467-483.en
dc.identifier.issn19446934-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621168-
dc.description.abstractCombined or joint honours degrees represent 10% of all UK undergraduates. 50,000 out of 500,000 currently enrolled on all honours degrees. This significant and special way of learning therefore warrants scrutiny. This type of degree facilitates students combining the study of two subjects to honours level, with modules delivered from two academic disciplines. The large proportion of students on such degrees across universities in England and Wales means that debate is needed as to the intrinsic value of such degrees especially in relation to graduate employability and career opportunities. This paper examines the lived experiences of joint honours graduates, evaluating the impact that studying joint honours had on their careers, and whether they were well prepared for graduate roles. We draw out themes and characteristics that will assist educators in supporting their students and enabling their future success.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://ijas2016venice.sched.com/event/7Pw8/understanding-the-lived-experiences-of-joint-honours-graduates-how-can-educators-best-enable-student-successen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0903/html/V6Z246.xmlen
dc.subjectJoint Honours Degreeen
dc.subjectEmployabilityen
dc.subjectCareers worken
dc.subjectGraduatesen
dc.titleUnderstanding the lived experiences of Joint Honour graduates: how can educators best enable student success?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS)en
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