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Harrison, Neil; McCaig, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
One form of ecological fallacy is found in the dictum that "you are where you live"--otherwise expressed in the idea that you can infer significant information about an individual or their family from the prevailing conditions around their home. One expression of this within higher education in the UK has been the use (and, arguably,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, Neil; Chudry, Farooq; Waller, Richard; Hatt, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
As the UK sits on the verge of a major change in the financing of both universities and students, this study seeks to capture and analyse attitudes to money, borrowing and debt among contemporary young undergraduates. It reports findings from a qualitative study of 62 individuals in the second term of their first year at university, these being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Debt (Financial)
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Harrison, Neil; Chudry, Farooq – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The financial situation of undergraduate students remains a high-profile issue within the UK higher education sector, not least due to its perceived relationship with retention, well-being and success. This article probes this question from a new direction, using concepts and approaches from the field of applied psychology to examine how students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Money Management, Personality, Anxiety
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Harrison, Neil; Hatt, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper originates from the National Audit Office's 2008 report into widening participation policy in the United Kingdom. The report found that while there appeared to be modest improvements in the proportion of students coming from lower socio-economic groups over the last ten years, reliable analysis was hampered by a high proportion of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Harrison, Neil – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
This paper reports the results of a telephone survey of 151 undergraduates who withdrew in their first year of study at a post-1992 institution. It focuses on the negative experiences which they reported during their time at the university and the ultimate reasons for leaving, exploring in particular issues around choice of course, academic…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Telephone Surveys, Dropout Prevention, School Holding Power