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Project overview

The Developing Graduate Support in Scotland collaborative cluster started during the 2018-19 academic year and will run for two years. The project team will carry out analysis of existing data on current services available to graduates in Scottish institutions. The cluster is being led by the University of Dundee.


Phase two progress

Just Graduated? What Next?


Following the phase one exploration of students and graduates use of University Careers Services, phase two focused on developing and evaluating a massive open online course (MOOC). The MOOC was designed to test Careers Services’ abilities to overcome some of the barriers that lead to so few graduates continuing to use these services after completing their studies. We encourage students and graduates to engage with Just Graduated? What Next? so content can continue to be reviewed and refreshed. The MOOC is running through the OpenLearn create platform and is delivered in a practical, focused and lively way.

Phase one progress

During phase one of the project the focus will be to capture and evaluating data, to identify the key graduate groups who would benefit from support, reviewing current and past pilot initiatives, and gaining a better understanding of the perspective of students and graduates.

This work has resulted the production of an interim report which summarises the team’s research methodology and provides a set of five recommendations which we will test further in phase two.

The collaborative cluster has also produced an accompanying framework which presents a series of more detailed considerations and prompt questions for institutions to incorporate when developing graduate support programmes.

Developing Graduate Employability Support in Scotland: Interim Framework for Designing Graduate Support

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2019

Developing Graduate Employability Support in Scotland: Interim report

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2019