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Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; McCann, Joseph J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is both an important and yet controversial issue within the higher education sector, which is typically measured through policy-driven metrics such as the National Student Survey. However, less is understood about the qualities of a satisfying student experience 'as lived' from the perspective of the student, thus questioning…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Photography, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Pennington, Charlotte R.; Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; Bolam, Lauren T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In view of recent changes in the higher education sector, such as increased tuition fees, a greater focus has been placed on widening participation initiatives and monitoring student satisfaction. The aims of the current study were twofold: (1) to explore whether pre-entry programmes foster successful transition to higher education, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Psychological Patterns
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Kaye, Linda K.; Bates, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The introduction of the new UK tuition fees resulted in concerns about the impact on higher education (HE) uptake, and raised questions regarding students' motivations for attending university. The current study explored first-year undergraduate psychology students' (N = 56) reasons for attending HE through a series of focus groups. These were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Fees, Paying for College, College Freshmen