Career decision-making, influences and information
Understanding how people choose to pursue taught postgraduate study (HEFCE, 2014)
With help from the International Centre for Guidance Studies, CRAC has completed research for HEFCE to understand better and help HE providers to meet the information needs of prospective PGT students, so that they can make well-informed choices. This included:
- Desk research to understand better the decision-making process by which prospective PGT students choose courses, and how this is served by existing provision of information.
- New primary research to understand the particular information needs of prospective PGT students currently ‘outside' the HE system (i.e. potential ‘mature' students and/or those who have been outside HE for 3+ years). These prospective applicants have some distinct information needs, and they find it somewhat harder than those close to or in HE to find the information they seek.
- Illustrating good practice by universities in web-based information provision through a range of case studies.