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ERIC Number: EJ873151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Studying and Working: A National Study of Student Finances and Student Engagement
Devlin, Marcia; James, Richard; Grigg, Gabrielle
Tertiary Education and Management, v14 n2 p111-122 Jun 2008
A key determinant of the new relationship between students and universities in Australia is the changing nature of higher education funding arrangements and the shift towards "user-pays". In 2007, the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) completed a commissioned national study, "Australian University Student Finances 2006: Final Report of a National Survey of Students in Public Universities." Drawing on the project report, this article discusses selected findings relating to student expectations and engagement to present a worrying picture of financial duress and involvement in paid work and examines the possible effects on the quality of higher education. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia