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Smith, Sally; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Bacon, Liz; Mackinnon, Lachlan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study highlighted that work experience was a factor in increased levels of graduate employment. As such, it is vital that students have equal access to such work experience. This…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Unemployment, Computer Science Education, Disadvantaged
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Raaper, Rille – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By drawing on a research project with GTAs from one UK university, the article argues that GTA work is increasingly shaped by neoliberal reforms. The GTAs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article investigates the ways in which students are constructed in contemporary English higher education policy. First, it contends that, contrary to assumptions made in the academic literature, students are not conceptualised as 'empowered consumers'; instead their vulnerability is emphasised by both government and unions. Second, it…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Muddiman, Esther – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Both educational policies and academic literature assume that students take an instrumental approach to their studies at university. However, despite wide-ranging discussions in the academic literature about contemporary arrangements and practices in higher education, empirical examinations of these conditions are notably scarce. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Cebolla-Boado, Héctor; Hu, Yang; Soysal, Yasemin Nuhog¯lu – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This research contributes to the booming literature on the mobility of international students in higher education. We analyse university-level factors that affect the sorting of Chinese international students across British universities. We produced a unique data-set merging university-level data from the 2014 UK Higher Education Statistics Agency…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, College Students, Universities