Data will be collected and analysed using mixed research methods, with the aim of gathering perspectives from the School’s undergraduates and recent graduates as well as organisations hosting student placements/volunteers. Quantitative data will be gathered through an online questionnaire, to which all undergraduate students in the School and graduates from the previous two years will be invited to respond; student representatives and researchers will be instrumental in helping increase returns. Qualitative data will be drawn from concept map-mediated, student-run focus groups (Kandiko & Kinchin, 2013) with each of the following groups:
• present students and recent graduates who have volunteered;
• current students who do not volunteer;
• hosts/mentors of volunteers;
• employers from the sports industry.