Enhancing the work placement experience of international students: towards a support framework

Goodwin, K. and Mbah, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4199-0819, 2017. Enhancing the work placement experience of international students: towards a support framework. Journal of Further and Higher Education. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

This article reports the findings from an institutional case study into the work placement experience of undergraduate international students studying at a UK-based university. Given the centrality and importance of the employability and internationalisation agendas in higher education, little published literature considers both and how they impact upon the work placement experience of international students. With past increases in international student recruitment numbers and the drive for students, regardless of their nationality, to gain work experience, there is a need for institutions to better understand work placement from the international students’ perspective. Findings revealed that challenges exist in finding and securing work placement, with critical themes emerging to include placement information, visa rules, culture differences, prior work experience, academic preparation for placement and academic writing ability. A support framework is proposed to assist institutions to consider how they could align their practices to meet international students’ work placement and employability needs.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Further and Higher Education
Creators: Goodwin, K. and Mbah, M.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 26 September 2017
ISSN: 0309-877X
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10.1080/0309877x.2017.1377163DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 25 Jul 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34169

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