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Busher, Hugh; James, Nalita – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This article discusses the educational, social and economic backgrounds of Access to Higher Education (AHE) students and how these factors influence students' choice of courses and colleges in which to pursue their desire to enter higher education (HE) despite the risks involved and the initial lack of confidence of many of them in their…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, At Risk Students
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Busher, Hugh; Lewis, Gareth; Comber, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This paper investigates the views of 20 full-time international postgraduate students, many of whom were Chinese, on living, learning and becoming successful students at one university in a multicultural city in the Midlands of England. The qualitative study built on findings from the International Students' Barometer (ISB) survey for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Asians
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James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh; Suttill, Beth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the extent to which Access to Higher Education courses can be defined as communities of practice. Other studies have already revealed the importance of mutual engagement and supportive relationships between students and between students and tutors in facilitating learning. While previous studies carried out on Access to HE…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Case Studies