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  • The Value of the University Armed Service Units to the Armed Forces

    Rachel Woodward, K Neil Jenkings, Alison J Williams

    Chapter from the book: Woodward, R et al. 2015. The Value of the University Armed Service Units.

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    In this chapter, we draw on interviews conducted with unit COs to explore the value of the USUs to the armed forces, from the perspective of those charged with unit leadership and management. The interview schedule used for these interviews is provided in Appendix 3. Note that in this chapter, we focus on those parts of the interviews which discussed the question of value in terms of the USU-university relationship. The interviews with COs also included a large number of questions about the value of the USU experience to student participants. We have not included analysis of responses to those questions here, because there was nothing in CO responses which diverged from the accounts given by students and graduates and detailed in full in Chapters 3 and 4. Unit COs were asked questions in interviews about the value of the USUs to students with no prior knowledge of the results of the student survey or the graduate interviews, and it is notable therefore that COs discussed exactly the same points as were raised in the survey and graduate interviews. We do not elaborate on these points here, but would emphasise that omission here is not indicative of lack of understanding and awareness amongst COs but rather of a desire to avoid repetition. The correspondence between student, graduate and CO views on value was striking.

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    Woodward, R et al. 2015. The Value of the University Armed Service Units to the Armed Forces. In: Woodward, R et al, The Value of the University Armed Service Units. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/baq.e
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    Published on Sept. 28, 2015

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