Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58427
Title:
Tourism, employability & the European Social Fund
Book Title:
Critical Issues in Tourism Education
Authors:
Hannam, K. (Kevin); Mitsche, N. (Nicole); Stone, C. (Chris); Mordue, T. (Tom)
Editors:
Tribe, J. (John); Wickens, E. (Eugenia)
Affiliation:
University of Sunderland; University of Teesside.
Citation:
Hannam, K. et al. (2005) 'Tourism, employability & the European Social Fund', Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), 2004, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire UK, 1-3 December, in Tribe, J. and Wickens, E. (eds) Critical Issues in Tourism Education. Association for Tourism in Higher Education, pp.39-52.
Publisher:
Association for Tourism in Higher Education
Conference:
Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), 2004, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire UK, 1-3 December, 2004.
Issue Date:
3-Dec-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58427
Abstract:
This paper discusses the politics of employability for students undertaking taught tourism Masters programmes funded by the European Social Fund. Students at the University of Sunderland were surveyed as to their projected aspirations for employment, the extent to which they felt that their programme had enhanced their employability in both the public and private sectors, and asked to reflect upon their own employability skills and attributes. Findings indicate that firstly, postgraduate tourism students are fairly confident that they have the necessary professional employability skills and attributes for higher level employment. Secondly, the vast majority of students recognise that careers guidance is the responsibility of both themselves and the MSc programme team. Thirdly, in terms of employment itself our key finding is that students want academic employment on the whole. We argue that this may in fact reflect a lack of higher level employment opportunities in the tourism employability market. Finally, we place these findings within the European context.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Keywords:
tourism; employability; European social fund; masters programmes; postgraduate; students
Series/Report no.:
ATHE Publication; 14

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHannam, K. (Kevin)-
dc.contributor.authorMitsche, N. (Nicole)-
dc.contributor.authorStone, C. (Chris)-
dc.contributor.authorMordue, T. (Tom)-
dc.contributor.editorTribe, J. (John)-
dc.contributor.editorWickens, E. (Eugenia)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:48Z-
dc.date.issued2005-12-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58427-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the politics of employability for students undertaking taught tourism Masters programmes funded by the European Social Fund. Students at the University of Sunderland were surveyed as to their projected aspirations for employment, the extent to which they felt that their programme had enhanced their employability in both the public and private sectors, and asked to reflect upon their own employability skills and attributes. Findings indicate that firstly, postgraduate tourism students are fairly confident that they have the necessary professional employability skills and attributes for higher level employment. Secondly, the vast majority of students recognise that careers guidance is the responsibility of both themselves and the MSc programme team. Thirdly, in terms of employment itself our key finding is that students want academic employment on the whole. We argue that this may in fact reflect a lack of higher level employment opportunities in the tourism employability market. Finally, we place these findings within the European context.-
dc.publisherAssociation for Tourism in Higher Education-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesATHE Publication-
dc.relation.ispartofseries14-
dc.subjecttourism-
dc.subjectemployability-
dc.subjectEuropean social fund-
dc.subjectmasters programmes-
dc.subjectpostgraduate-
dc.subjectstudents-
dc.titleTourism, employability & the European Social Fund-
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedings-
dc.typeBook Chapter-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sunderland; University of Teesside.-
dc.title.bookCritical Issues in Tourism Education-
dc.identifier.conferenceConference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), 2004, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire UK, 1-3 December, 2004.-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
or.citation.harvardHannam, K. et al. (2005) 'Tourism, employability & the European Social Fund', Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), 2004, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire UK, 1-3 December, in Tribe, J. and Wickens, E. (eds) Critical Issues in Tourism Education. Association for Tourism in Higher Education, pp.39-52.-
prism.startingPage39-
prism.endingPage52-
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