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Busse, Vera – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article explores motivational changes of first-year students enrolled on German degree courses at two major UK universities. It reports on the qualitative data obtained by a longitudinal mixed-methods study, and focuses on the interplay between students' motivation and the higher education learning environment. In particular, the article aims…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Motivation, German, Attitude Change
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
One effect of the Bologna Declaration is that teaching staff and students are becoming more mobile, increasing linguistic diversity in the European Higher Education Area. This multilingual internationalisation is especially noticeable in bilingual universities such as the University of the Basque Country in Spain, where English-medium instruction…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Koskina, Aikaterini – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Much has been written about psychological contracts in organisational contexts but very little in educational settings, especially within higher education. Using an exploratory single case study this article provides qualitative empirical evidence about the ways in which the psychological contract is perceived by a group of postgraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Business Administration Education, College Students
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Papagiannidis, Savvas – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Given the increasing competition faced by higher education institutions when it comes to attracting postgraduate students, and the implications of the global financial crisis, technology can play a critical role in not only promoting courses, but also enhancing the student recruitment experience, especially for international students. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students
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Jaldemark, Jimmy; Lindberg, J. Ola – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
In Sweden, technology-mediated participation has increased in tertiary education, which has led to changing conditions for its delivery. However, one part has proven more resistant to change, technology-mediated or not: the supervision of students' undergraduate dissertation work. This article presents a study that analyses technological…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Supervision, Computer Mediated Communication
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Cotton, Debby R. E.; Alcock, Ian – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Sustainability is an increasingly important issue in higher education, both in the UK and internationally. Although environmental sustainability is the most frequently identified of the three pillars of sustainability (social and economic sustainability being less widely understood), there has been little previous research which has quantitatively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Cohort Analysis
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Pilbeam, Colin; Lloyd-Jones, Gaynor; Denyer, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
UK higher education policy relating to doctoral-level education assumes that student networks provide the basis for informal learning and the acquisition of necessary skills and information. Through semi-structured interviews with 17 doctoral students from a UK management school, this study investigated the value of these networks to students, the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Social Networks, Social Capital
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Wellington, Jerry – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The question of what a doctorate is has been looked at before. The author argues that the issue of "doctorateness" is a recurring debate which needs to kept alive and revisited regularly. The aim of this article is to suggest five different areas or arenas in which the question can be addressed, forming a framework which can perhaps be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Creativity
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Kalafatis, Stavros; Ledden, Lesley – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The marketisation of higher education has led to the need for universities to apply marketing concepts normally associated with commercial markets to the educational context. Consumer value, which considers how consumers perceive the outcomes of their consumption experiences, is one such concept. This study examines the impact that students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Commercialization
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Brooman, Simon; Darwent, Sue – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
This study examines whether encouraging students to read and apply literature discussing factors known to affect retention might be useful in helping their transition to university. Students were recommended to read academic articles in the area of "self-awareness" and analyse their own situation in their first semester. A qualitative analysis of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, Student Attitudes, Metacognition
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Trigwell, Keith; Ellis, Robert A.; Han, Feifei – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Quantitative analyses conducted on the self-reports of first year university students suggest that there is a relationship between the ways they emotionally experience their course and the approach they take to the learning of that course. Students who more strongly experience positive emotions, such as hope and pride, and more weakly experience…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Correlation, Cognitive Style
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Kuijpers, Marinka; Meijers, Frans – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
This article focuses on the question: which aspects of a learning environment, aimed at fostering career learning, correspond with the development of career competencies among university students in the Netherlands? A questionnaire-based study was carried out among 4820 students and 371 career counsellors in 11 universities. Four career…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Career Counseling
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Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Brown, Rebecca – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Currently, there exists relatively scant sociological research on the identities of first-year UK university students, and specifically those holding a strong Christian identity. Employing a symbolic interactionist framework, this article explores issues of identity construction amongst a group of first-year undergraduate students based at a UK…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Wang, Yi; Harding, Richard; Mai, Li-Wei – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
This study examines young Chinese students' (born post 1985) adaptation to cultural exposure in the UK. Built from data collected from in-depth interviews, the research establishes that, through direct communication with students from various cultural backgrounds during teamwork, the Chinese students adapt to varying degrees in ideology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Adjustment
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de Kleijn, Renske A. M.; Mainhard, M. Tim; Meijer, Paulien C.; Pilot, Albert; Brekelmans, Mieke – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Master's thesis supervision is a complex task given the two-fold goal of the thesis (learning and assessment). An important aspect of supervision is the supervisor-student relationship. This quantitative study (N = 401) investigates how perceptions of the supervisor-student relationship are related to three dependent variables: final grade,…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Student Attitudes, Supervisors, Masters Theses
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