UK Creative Graduate Research
“Only 9.3 % of recent UK University Art & Design graduates found a job in their chosen career, 51.3% had no option but to take a job outside of their field of study and 77.6% of graduates say, with hindsight, they would have considered alternative forms of study had they graduated with the newly proposed student debt.”
Following the coalition government announcement of its intention to increase University tuition fees, 2010 graduates of Art and Design were surveyed to elicit their opinions on fee increases, the quality of the university tuition, advice and preparation for employment.
Skills Online Group designed an online survey containing 13 simple multiple choice questions each containing an open-ended comments field.
The survey link was emailed to approximately 900 UK Creative Arts students who were student exhibitors at the 2009 and 2010 Free Range Art & Design Show held at the Old Truman Brewery in London. The range of students emailed and those responded were across the Creative Arts spectrum and included all exhibiting Colleges and Universities. The sample is broad and equally distributed amongst the Creative Arts.
The sample included students from 15 UK Universities and Colleges for 2009 graduates and 31 Universities and Colleges for 2010 graduates. The survey was launched on the 9th of February 2011 and was allowed to run for 16 days. The survey was closed on the 25th of February 2011 when 161 respondents had replied. Graduates were incentivised to complete the survey by having a chance to win an iPAD in a lucky draw sponsored by Skills Online Group.
Total approached: Approx. 900 students via email
Total started survey: 161 students
Total completed survey: 148 students (91.9%)
1. To garner the attitudes and opinions of recent Art and Design graduates towards the proposed UK University tuition fee increases.
2. To gain insight into graduate experiences when job seeking in the UK creative industry; launching as creative freelancers or setting up their first company.
3. To assess UK Universities integration of *blended education activities
*a mixture of in classroom and online teaching modules.
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For comments, please contact Fraser Black at: fraser(at)skillsonlinegroup(dot)com
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Author, Fraser Black, Managing Director, Skills Online Group © Fraser Black all rights reserved.
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