Creating a level playing field: a study of the admissions and experiences of different groups onto a university sport management course

Patel, S., 2008. Creating a level playing field: a study of the admissions and experiences of different groups onto a university sport management course. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 7 (2), pp. 24-33. ISSN 1473-8376

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Abstract

This paper explores the admissions process and experiences of students enrolled on sport science courses at one UK university. Admissions data from the university identified that whilst a large number of women and ethnic minorities initially apply to sport courses, few attend open days and even fewer eventually enrol, compared to males and individuals of white ethnicity. To date, only one blind student has enrolled on the courses. Interviews investigating six undergraduate students’ experiences of the admissions process are analysed. The findings suggest that the difference is due to wider cultural issues rather than the university process, which is viewed positively by British Asian and female students. Conversely, a student with a disability was negative about the admissions process. This has far-reaching implications for university sport courses and for other institutions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
Creators: Patel, S.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2008
Volume: 7
Number: 2
ISSN: 1473-8376
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 12:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25848

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