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Wee, Alysia – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article explores the significance of space in international student identity formation, focusing specifically on the experiences of female Singaporean undergraduate students in the UK. By examining three spatial scales (public, institutional, and room spaces), this article employs a mixed methods approach to investigate how identity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Females
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McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students' acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outcomes of Education, Social Class, Ethnicity
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Kyriacou, Chris; Szczepek Reed, Beatrice; Said, Fatma; Davies, Ian – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2017
The Prevent strategy at UK universities is designed to reduce the possibility of university students becoming radicalised and so working against them supporting or directly engaging in terrorist activities. In this study, we were concerned to reflect on our reading of some relevant literature by exploring the views of a sample of British Muslim…
Descriptors: Muslims, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper reports on a study of the identity perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mandarin at UK universities. Interviews with 26 students were conducted over a three-year period, most of whom were multilingual. Approximately half spoke English as an additional language. The remainder were native speakers of English. The…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
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Jones, Jennifer; Fleischer, Stephanie; McNair, Alistair; Masika, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article focuses on research into international undergraduates' transition experiences when starting UK higher education (HE). The study explored ways in which combined experiences of university learning, teaching and support and International Foundation Year (IFY) attendance at a pathway international college influence first year…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Experience
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Withey, Lisa; Fox, Claire L.; Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
This research sought to explore undergraduates' experiences of non-completion and re-uptake, with a particular focus on coping strategies. Five undergraduate students who had left the university system and then re-entered it took part in semi-structured interviews about their feelings and experiences in this context, and these were then analysed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Withdrawal (Education), Transfer Students, Reentry Students
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Howard, Chris; Davies, Peter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This paper reports on data collected during an evaluation of two higher education courses designed to attract mature entrants aged between 21 and 60 to undergraduate degree programmes. Employing an evaluation design informed by a critical realist approach, the study utilised a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Mixed Methods Research
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Gu, Qing; Schweisfurth, Michele; Day, Christopher – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper discusses the background and key findings of a two-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded mixed-method research project (2006-2008) which was designed, within the context of university internationalisation, to provide an investigation of the experiences of first-year international students during their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Study, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Sutton, Paul; Gill, Wendy – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2010
This paper uses a methodology that synthesises an Academic Literacies approach and Critical Discourse Analysis to explore student experiences of feedback on written assessments in two higher education institutions. The qualitative analysis of student interviews is oriented around three topics: (1) the socially situated meaning of feedback; (2)…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis, Written Language
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism