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ERIC Number: EJ1117492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
University Students' Unions: Changing Functions, a UK and Comparative Perspective
Guan, Lu; Cole, Michael; Worthington, Frank
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n12 p2095-2109 2016
In this article, we consider the functions of students' unions (SUs) through a UK case study. First, a functional classification of educational representation; wider representation; delivery of commercial services and faciliating a student community is outlined. Second, we specify a theoretical framework in terms of neo-liberalism and therapeutic ideas of education. Third, we discuss recent SU functional changes. Fourth, we interpret those changes through the theories outlined above. Our contribution to scholarship is threefold; first we study the evolution of UK SUs. Second, we apply theory to interpret these changes. Third, we generate findings that could be applied to develop a comparative international literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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