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Author Woodward, Rachel, author Author.

Title The value of the university armed service units / Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings, and Alison J. Williams.

Publication Info. London : Ubiquity Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages) : illustrations (some colour)
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Note Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and MOBI format.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The university armed service units : background and context -- Studying the value of the university armed service units : research rationale and methods -- The student experience of university armed service unit participation -- Graduate evaluations of the university armed service units experience -- The value of the university armed service units to the Armed Forces -- The universities and the university armed service units -- The value of the university armed service units.
Note PDF version (viewed Apr 5, 2017).
Summary This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the value of the university armed service units - the University Officer Training Corps, University Royal Naval Units and University Air Squadrons. The units, many of which date back to the early 20th century, exist in order to provide students at UK universities with an experience of the British armed forces. Participation in the units is entirely voluntary, and there is no expectation that students will go on to join the armed forces on graduation, although a proportion of students each year do so. The Value of the University Armed Service Units brings together the results of a research project which explored what the value of the units might be to student participants, to graduates in civilian jobs who had the experience as students, to the armed forces, to universities whose students take part in the units, and to employers of graduates with service unit experience. This book draws on quantitative and qualitative research data to explore whether, how, and why the units have value to these different groups. Significant conclusions include the extent to which the units are able to assist students with the development of their transferable (graduate) skills; the potential significance of the units for future recruitment to the armed forces, particularly the Reserves; and the effect of unit experience in developing an informed understanding of the role and function of the British armed forces amongst the wider civilian population.
Language English.
Subject Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Training of.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Soldiers -- Education (Higher) -- Great Britain.
Sailors -- Education (Higher) -- Great Britain.
Sociology, Military -- Great Britain.
Civil-military relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Public relations.
Sociologie militaire -- Grande-Bretagne.
Relations pouvoir civil-pouvoir militaire -- Grande-Bretagne.
Higher and further education, tertiary education.
Military administration.
Military life and institutions.
Organization and management of education.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Students and student organisations.
Warfare and defence.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Soldiers -- Education (Higher) (OCoLC)fst01125260
Recruiting and enlistment. (OCoLC)fst01091944
Armed Forces -- Public relations. (OCoLC)fst00814627
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Sociology, Military. (OCoLC)fst01123942
Armed Forces -- Officers -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst01351837
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Indexed Term Military
Social science
Higher education
Armed forces
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Jenkings, K. Neil, author Author.
Williams, Alison (Alison J.), author. Author.
Added Title Directory of open access books.
Other Form: Print version: Woodward, Rachel. Value of the university armed service units. London : Ubiquity Press, 2015 1909188573 (OCoLC)922728133
ISBN 9781909188587 (electronic bk.)
1909188581 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.5334/baq doi
GBVCP 865770476
GBVCP 869964569
UKMGB 019437709

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