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Transnational education and employability

Internationalisation and employability development are important themes for UK higher education (HE) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). One aspect of many UK HE institutions’ internationalisation strategies has been to increase the number and range of UK programmes delivered “offshore” as transnational education (TNE)–through overseas partner institutions, international branch campuses or distance learning. This research project aims to understand the extent to which curricula, and planned study-related experiences for students on TNE programmes of UK universities, are supporting the development of employability. The following is appended: Methodologies. A bibliography is also included. [The interviews with TNE alumni in this report were carried out as part of a project being undertaken by the Career Development Organization (CRAC) for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), to investigate the wider benefits of TNE to the UK.]