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Abstract

Graduate employability and the contribution graduates make to the UK economy have been widely debated by policy-makers; however, little attention has been paid to the employability of international students. Given the growing significance of international students to the UK economy this is an interesting oversight; this article addresses this issue. Students from the Mainland China currently represent nearly 16% of the international student population; therefore, we focused on this group; firstly, to examine their perspectives on their future employability; and then, to examine how they prepared for their future careers. Given that internationalisation is a priority for many UK universities, the findings of this research will make a significant contribution to these under-researched areas.

DOI

10.1080/13636820.2014.894933

Publication Date

2014-03-07

Publication Title

Journal of Vocational Education and Training

Volume

66

Issue

2

First Page

175

Last Page

193

ISSN

1363-6820

Organisational Unit

Plymouth Business School

Keywords

Chinese students, employability, Higher education, international students

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