Understanding student motivations and career aspirations so that we can effectively support our graduates

Nigel Page, Emma Steeds, Louise Carey, Evelyn Siaw, Kelly Gurnett, Lydia Ait Belkacem, Baljit Ghatora


With graduate employability existing at the heart of the Higher Education (HE) agenda, we review student motivators, and the aspirations of life science, pharmacy and chemistry students for entering into HE. We evaluate this particularly in reference to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students, as their career aspirations and motivators for studying may play an important role in determining degree attainment and consequent graduate opportunities.

Keywords: Employability; Black and Minority Ethnic; attainment


Employability; Black and Minority Ethnic; attainment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i11.569

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