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Raaper, Rille – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The notion of students as consumers who exercise educational decisions based on economic self-interest leads to interesting questions about their perceptions of current higher education assessment practices. Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation and the findings from focus groups carried out with students from two European universities, one from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Consumer Economics
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Barton, Emma; Bates, Elizabeth A.; O'Donovan, Rachel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research suggests that students entering Higher Education are doing so with greater expectations around their graduate employability. Students' volunteering activities have been of interest to academics, but the impact of these activities on learning, employability and student satisfaction has been neglected. The current study investigated whether…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Student Satisfaction
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Cownie, Fiona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
How can universities build ongoing, committed relationships with students, able to withstand the financial and emotional challenges of studying in higher education? The research proposes that students' ongoing attachment to their university, based on positive feelings towards the university, is an important aspect of the student experience. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student School Relationship, Student Motivation
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Caslin, Marie – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2019
Young people whose behaviour does not conform to our expectations of how pupils should behave within an educational context have had a variety of labels attached to them including: Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The employment of such labels will shape how the young…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Labeling (of Persons)
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Andy-Wali, Hope Adanne; Wali, Andy Fred – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
This study investigates the impact of lecturers' leadership practices on students' experiences of participation within a case university in the UK's HE sector. The qualitative phenomenological research strategy, specifically the focus group interview approach, was used for data collection. Two key focus group interviews were conducted with a total…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Student Experience, Teacher Leadership
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Sousa-Silva, Clara; McKemmish, Laura K.; Chubb, Katy L.; Gorman, Marie N.; Baker, Jack S.; Barton, Emma J.; Rivlin, Tom; Tennyson, Jonathan – Physics Education, 2018
Involving students in state-of-the-art research from an early age eliminates the idea that science is only for the scientists and empowers young people to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. It is also a great opportunity to dispel harmful stereotypes about who is suitable for STEM careers, while leaving students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, STEM Education
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Hockings, Christine; Thomas, Liz; Ottaway, Jim; Jones, Rob – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Independent learning is one of the cornerstones of UK higher education yet it is poorly understood by students and is seen by politicians as a poor substitute for face to face teaching. This paper explores students' understandings, approaches and experiences of independent learning and how they may become more effective independent learners. This…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Lindsay, Hilary; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Floyd, Alan – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
A Doctorate in Education (EdD) is an established alternative to a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD). However, frameworks in use to support doctoral study in the UK are focused mainly at PhD students and their associated needs and do not address the specific requirements of students who are often working full time and undertaking research into their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Linvill, Darren L.; Boatwright, Brandon C.; Grant, Will J. – Communication Education, 2018
In this content analysis, we explored how students address instructor ideology in the university classroom through the social media platform Twitter. We employed Boolean search operators through Salesforce Marketing Cloud Radian6 software to gather tweets and identified English language tweets by how students referenced their instructor's…
Descriptors: Dissent, Ideology, Mass Media Use, Content Analysis
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Waight, Emma; Giordano, Aline – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Increased doctoral student numbers has led to a growth in studies dedicated to doctoral experience. These studies have raised a range of mental health concerns around workload, supervision processes and student well-being. Despite these challenges being well documented, few studies have looked at doctoral student's experiences of accessing…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, College Students, Access to Education, Mental Health Programs
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Samuel, Gabrielle; Donovan, Claire; Lee, Jeung – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The paper presents an evaluation of an MSc in Structural Integrity co-produced by Brunel University London and industry partner The Welding Institute (TWI), designed to supply 'work-ready' graduates. Pre-, mid- and post-course quantitative surveys were administered to students, and two mid-term focus groups were conducted. Pre- and post-course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Statistical Analysis
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Close, Jacqui – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
In the U.K., 'student engagement', and the related 'student experience', are increasingly measured, interpreted and then marketed to students as a basis on which to choose the 'best' place for their higher education. This article summarises and reflects on presentations from five panel members at a conference on their experience of university life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Students, Educational Indicators
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Brewer, Gayle; Robinson, Sarita – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate students are often expected to be participants in academic research. However, decisions relating to student participation in research are typically based on speculation or educator assumptions rather than a solid research base. We conducted three studies to investigate student experiences of research participation. These included…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Student Experience, Research
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Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Thomas – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The article reports a research that reviewed the history and content of technical related subjects in order to consider the educational areas that have caused scepticism and the creation of stigma. A literary research was undertaken to identify issues. Subsequently, the authors firstly questioned the general public in order to assess their…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Public Opinion, Student Attitudes, Student Experience