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					Geography graduates:
 the future‟s bright?
          Introduction



Careers/Employment


Evaluation of course


Summary
                              Research
Millennium Survey

99 questionnaires sent out to 2000 and 2001 graduates

48 Questionnaires returned = return rate of 48%


Targeted Survey to find out what our Graduates are doing now.


GEES Graduate Employability Survey
Study looked at graduates from Gloucester, Leeds and Plymouth

1575 Surveys sent out to Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students

Response rate of 32%

Of the 514 respondents 220 were Geography Graduates
              6 Months after Graduating
     University of Plymouth Geography Graduates




These records typically show that 74% of
Plymouth Geographers have found jobs, 16% are
engaged in further study; and 10% have gone
travelling
         First Job (information obtained 6 Months after
                          graduating)

                             other              finance & management
        human resources

           industry


planning & surveying




  government & environment                                retail services

                                     IT & GIS
                   What do Geographers do?
                        First job results

Registration Officer            Inward Investment Officer



  Admin Assistant           Teacher of Geography


                                      Information Officer for a Charity
     Credit Analysis


        Working for LloydsTsb             Planning Consultant


                        Graduate Manager for Royal Mail

Graduate Surveyor
                         Bus Driver
     Types of companies Geography Graduates have
                worked for – Current Job
 Environment Agency
                           Litchfield District Council       The AA
                           Isle of Wight Council
                           Hampshire County Council
  Lloyds TSB               Birmingham County Council
                           Gosport Borough Council           Police


    Ford            National Statistics Office
                                                          Home Office
                        Climate Change Consultancy
Accountancy Firms
                                                     Parcelforce
                           Teaching (All Levels)
UK Hydrographic Office
                                                    Capita Insurance Services
Regen South West            Enterprise rent-a-car
Current Job                Major Accounts
                           District Manager,
            Planning and   ADP,
            Policy         £30+                 Studying a PhD
            Manager,                            in Palaeoecology
            Regen SW,
            £30+
Planning
Office,
Environmental
Department of
Hampshire
District
Council, £25-                                          Transport
29,999                                                 Consultant,
                                                       Halcrow
                                                       Group Ltd,
                                                       £20 -24,999

        Transport
        Planner,                Mapping and
        Birmingham              Charting
        City Council.           Office, UKHO,
                                £20 – 24,999       Some Examples….
        £20-24,999
            Graduate     Bus Driver   Hydrological   Planning     Call Centre
First Job   Manager –                 Technician     Assistant
            Royal Mail
            Scheme

                         Enterprise   Environment    Principle    Secondary
                                                     Planning
Current Parcelforce      Rent a Car   Agency                      School
        Operations       Corporate    Senior         Officer –    Teacher
 Job    Manager                                      Litchfield
                         Account      Environment
                         Manager      Officer        District
                                                     Council
     How many jobs have you had since graduating?


     Number of      Number of          Percentage
     Jobs           Respondents
     1              7                  16%
     2              26                 60%
     3              6                  14%
     4              2                  5%
     5              2                  5%



24% of respondents have stayed in the same company and progressed.
                                                  Salaries


                                             First Job Salaries
Number of Respondents




                        16
                        14
                        12
                        10
                         8
                         6
                         4
                         2
                         0
                             0 - 9,999    10 -      15 –      20 –     25 –    30+
                                         14,999    19,999    24,999   29,999
                                                      Salary (£)
                                                  Salaries


                                           Current Job Salaries
Number of Respondents




                        14
                        12
                        10
                         8
                         6
                         4
                         2
                         0
                             0 - 9,999    10 -      15 –      20 –     25 –    30+
                                         14,999    19,999    24,999   29,999
                                                      Salary (£)
It has substantially improved my job
             prospects?
                         Strongly
           Disagree      Disagree

Neither Agree
 or Disagree                        Strongly Agree




                Agree

                 GEES Survey 2004
It has qualified me for a range of careers?



                               Strongly Agree

                               Agree

                               Neither Agree or
                               Disagree
                               Disagree

                               Strongly Disagree




            GEES Survey 2004
Millennium Survey

             The Degree Provided me a Platform to Develop a
                               Career?




                                                                       Yes
                                                                       No




  Five years after completing their course, we asked a sample of Plymouth
  Geography graduates if they felt their degree had provided a good platform
  on which to build a career – 93% said yes, it did
How qualified do you feel for your current employment?

                    6% Under qualified
                      73% Qualified
                    21% Over qualified




  Think back to the final year of your degree. Please
indicate if you had a clear idea, a vague idea or no idea
         of the kind of career/ job you wanted?
                   26% Had a clear idea
                   48% Had a vague idea
                     26% Had no idea

                     GEES Survey 2004
                         Skills, Skills, Skills
                                            Teamwork
„generic‟ skills that employers seek        Leadership
                                            Communication Skills
                                            Problem-Solving
                                            Computing
                                            Flexibility
                                            Numeracy
                                            Creativity
                                            Commitment

                                                   Fieldwork,
                                                   Laboratory techniques,
 additional special skills of Geographers
                                                   Graphic production,
                                                   Social surveys,
                                                   Information analysis
                                                   GIS remote sensing
68 % of employers look for good graduates in any
                degree subject
                 About Right – GEES Survey

  Woking Independently              Working Under Pressure


   Fieldwork Skills         Working with Maps and Diagrams



  Problem Solving        Written communication       Self Confidence


                            Presentation Skills     Research Skills
 Self/time Management

“Geography as a degree couldn't help you prepare more for
employment. So wide ranging and varied – must be the only
degree that covers all of the skills seen as attractive by
employers – analytical skills, research, report writing,
presentation, teamwork and working on own”
                Too Little – GEES Survey

   Leadership – 34%


   Professional Work Experience = 89%


   Business Awareness = 73%


   Career Planning = 46%


   Entrepreneurship = 69%

“I think business internships should play a more central role
in any degree program. Stronger business links would
mutually benefit the university, local industry and students
alike”
The Curriculum Should Include Skills
      Useful for Employment?


                            Strongly Agree

                            Agree

                            Neither Agree or
                            Disagree
                            Disagree

                            Strongly Disagree




         GEES Survey 2004
Graduates need more vocational training?



                                Strongly Agree

                                Agree

                                Neither Agree or
                                Disagree
                                Disagree

                                Strongly Disagree




             GEES Survey 2004
Career Guidance Should be part of the
            Curriculum?


                               Strongly Agree

                               Agree

                               Neither Agree or
                               Disagree
                               Disagree

                               Strongly Disagree



            GEES Survey 2004
       How has studying Geography helped you in
                     employment?

“I enjoyed the modules I studied and use my knowledge and skills frequently in
day to day life” (Jenny Cox)


“Geography gave me a very broad understanding of multi-disciplinary subjects,
allowing me to work in just about any field/sector. The best decision I've ever
made!!” (Steve Blamire)


“I enjoyed learning new aspects of Geography. Studying different aspects
enabled me to precede what area I wanted to focus on for my career - before
going to uni I didn‟t have an idea what area I wanted to work - the course
helped me to decide.” (William Martin)


                         Millennium Survey 2006
         Also needs to be student proactive


Wrote/Updated my CV = 91%
Visited my Institutions Career Centre = 72%
Did some research on specific careers that I was interested in = 66%
Visited a careers fair = 65%
Sought advice on how to write a CV = 62%
Browsed newspapers, websites and magazines = 56%
Found out what skills/attributes employers wanted = 51%
Had my CV checked by a tutor/advisor = 46%
Had an interview with a careers advisor = 44%
Kept a record of my personal development and achievements = 43%
Gained work experience = 34%
Asked a tutor for advice = 24%

                         GEES Survey 2004
   Graduate Profiles


Michelle Clift-Matthews, Graduated 2000
Michelle is now a Senior Research Officer within the
Office for National Statistics where she is engaged on
research projects to improve migration and population
statistics. Michelle provided the following reflections on
her three years in Plymouth:
„I often wish I was back there . . . the course was
excellent and I really enjoyed it. The field trips were really
good and provided real insights, particularly the trip to
South Africa. Modules were wide-ranging, interesting and
varied, and ticked many of the employer skills
requirements in terms of competences‟.
Kevin Kay, Graduated 2000
Kevin is now a Senior Transport Planner, involved in the task of
highway modelling within the west London-based team, where he is
attached to a Development Control Department. Part of his role
involves working for major residential and commercial developers in the
delivery of a „transport case‟ for various development proposals. This
work has recently included Sherford new town (5500 dwellings) on the
outskirts of Plymouth. He writes …
„My degree has provided the broad basis necessary to enable me to
think outside of the box. The research skills and the diligence that it
taught me has been the most important asset which I am now able to
apply in my job. I say - thanks to all the lecturers for taking the time to
develop the best in all of us‟.
Looking back on their degree would they choose to
            study Geography again?



                 10%




                                           Yes
                                           No




                             90%



                 Millennium Survey 2006
        Why would you study the same course again?


“Good range of modules to choose from, can specialise in particular area
of geography. The degree covers a good and vast range of subjects” (Laura
Fisher 2001)



“It was a fantastic course and has given me a good standing for the
development of my career” (Lisa Kirby 2001)


“I enjoyed the modules I studied and use my knowledge and skills
frequently in day to day life” (Jenny Cox 2000)

“Geography gave me a very broad understanding of multi-disciplinary
subjects, allowing me to work in just about any field/sector. The best
decision I've ever made!!” (Steve Blamire 2001)

                         Millennium Survey 2006
                   Yomping
    Yomping the Nations 2007 Business competition
       Grand Final won by Plymouth Geographers

“One of the main reasons for the success stems
from the fact that as Geographers the team are
adaptable, flexible and resourceful. The broad range
of skills developed throughout the degree
programme, utilised effectively in the earlier stages
of this competition, have produced a well rounded
team. Although the team are determined and have a
competitive edge they are very down to earth and
likeable with an enthusiastic attitude. Whilst being
self-assured and resourceful the team are aware of
their knowledge limitations and are willing to accept
advice from the experts.”
                            Summary

Our surveys have shown that Geography Graduates go into a diverse
range of careers and are highly employable


Skills developed through the degree are very relevant to employers


Still needs to be further development in Work Experience, Business
Skills and Career Planning


Students also need to be proactive


90% of graduates would choose to study the same course again


Need for more promotion
Geography graduates: the future‟s bright?




          Questions?

				
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