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ERIC Number: EJ900265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Students' Views of Support in Higher Education: A Study of Current Practice and Future Directions
Robinson, Carol; Le Riche, Pat; Jacklin, Angela
Higher Education Review, v40 n1 p3-17 Aut 2007
This article reports findings from an empirical study of students' views of support in higher education. Findings from questionnaires and telephone interviews suggest that the characteristics and sources of support can be understood in relation to university and non-university led systems. Students identified non-university led support, for example, friends on the course and in the university, and family and friends outside the university, as the most significant sources of support. The article concludes that university led systems, such as induction and timetabling, should recognise the significance of non-university support. Both forms of support should combine to provide effective structures which support student learning. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom