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Guerin, Cally; Jayatilaka, Asangi; Ranasinghe, Damith; McCulloch, Alistair; Calder, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A "knowledge society" relies on a workforce with high-level skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Continuing development of ICT will arise partly from research undertaken by doctoral graduates. However, compared to other cognate disciplines, ICT has relatively few students taking up doctoral studies. This article…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Information Technology, Barriers
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Mitton, Lavinia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The UK government wishes to increase participation in higher education to 50%, with a key target group being students from 'non-traditional' backgrounds. At the same time, top-up fees have been introduced. Following the fierce parliamentary debates which threatened to derail the passage of the Higher Education Bill 2004, an amendment was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarships, Financial Support, Finance Reform