17 Aug 2017
Tere Daly, Pro Vice-Chancellor for external relations at Southampton Solent University, has written for the Times Higher Education in response to an article by Nick Timothy, former adviser to Theresa May which questioned the sustainability of higher education and which mentioned the university's Football Studies course.
He writes: "Our football studies courses go way beyond what occurs on the pitch, as they provide a unique insight into the game. Students are equipped with knowledge of the game’s structure, development and how it is effectively managed in an increasingly corporate environment. Graduates are currently employed in a wide range of roles – from performance analysts to commercial managers – at almost all Premier League football clubs, and several clubs in the English Football League.
"Three-quarters of students are employed in graduate-level jobs six months after graduating, and student satisfaction is above the sector average..."
Read Tere's article in full here.