Beyond graduation: graduateoutcomes in a devolved nation.By Teresa CrewBangor University
   Discussion of graduate outcomes is dominated by a UK-wide    experience.   An ESRC study researching the destinations...
A mixed methods approach:   Analysis of statistics of graduate outcomes in North Wales   Biographical interviews with gr...
   Over half of all vacancies require some level of Welsh language    skills.   Public sector vacancies were more likely...
“Sometimes I would apply for jobs that say need to be fluent in Welsh  and sometimes it puts me off so I think it varies w...
   Over half of roles in North Wales required some level of Welsh    language skills   Bilingual skills are perceived to...
   Continue to interview graduates in North Wales, focusing on:    • Graduates from one of four degree awarding instituti...
ESRC funded studyTitle: Beyond Graduation: the trajectories of graduates in north WalesEmail: Teresa Crewsopc2c@bangor.ac.uk
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  • The latest population of North Wales is 678,500. (2007)
  • Crew, T. (2011). Beyond graduation: graduate outcomes in a devolved nation

    1. 1. Beyond graduation: graduateoutcomes in a devolved nation.By Teresa CrewBangor University
    2. 2.  Discussion of graduate outcomes is dominated by a UK-wide experience. An ESRC study researching the destinations of graduates in north Wales • employment; • further study and • unemployment)
    3. 3. A mixed methods approach: Analysis of statistics of graduate outcomes in North Wales Biographical interviews with graduates across the study area
    4. 4.  Over half of all vacancies require some level of Welsh language skills. Public sector vacancies were more likely to say such skills are essential, for employment in the voluntary sector they are desirable. Results varied for private sector employment. Welsh language skills considered an asset all over north Wales
    5. 5. “Sometimes I would apply for jobs that say need to be fluent in Welsh and sometimes it puts me off so I think it varies with my confidence on the day!” (BG009).“I can certainly carry out a conversation in Welsh, write quite well but I wouldnt want to write a report in Welsh, nor give a presentation. It’s not about my Welsh language skills its about writing in Welsh in a professional manner”. (BG003)
    6. 6.  Over half of roles in North Wales required some level of Welsh language skills Bilingual skills are perceived to be a regional asset by graduates There are differences between north east and north west Wales but perhaps not as pronounced as might appear
    7. 7.  Continue to interview graduates in North Wales, focusing on: • Graduates from one of four degree awarding institutions • Graduates with first language Welsh
    8. 8. ESRC funded studyTitle: Beyond Graduation: the trajectories of graduates in north WalesEmail: Teresa Crewsopc2c@bangor.ac.uk
    9. 9. Any questions?

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