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Bailey, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This case study illustrates why a group of young adults from a working-class community in the UK choose not to participate in HE despite having the necessary qualifications. It highlights the impact that parents have on HE participation decisions, and the network of social connections participants are able to mobilise from their parents. It shows…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Cultural Influences, Social Structure
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Eardley, Alison F.; Banister, Emma; Fletcher, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research and academic writing are increasingly difficult to prioritise in Higher Education. Academic writing retreats are growing in popularity as means to help academics to write. However, while they have been shown to enhance productivity their potential as wellbeing interventions has received less attention. We explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Well Being, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Tobbell, Jane; Burton, Rob; Gaynor, Andrea; Golding, Berenice; Greenhough, Kath; Rhodes, Christine; White, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
There is a paucity of literature which explores students' subjective meanings of inclusion in higher education (HE). Much of the focus is on the social exclusion debate, where HE is seen as a mechanism for the promotion of social equality. There is some research which explores students' experiences, but this mostly involves those students who have…
Descriptors: Inclusion, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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McDermott, Hilary; Lane, Harry; Alonso, Manuel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Cognitive enhancers include a wide range of substances including prescription medication for attentional deficient disorders and pharmacological substances for cognitive augmentation. Students have recently been identified as the largest cohort of users. Most research on student use of cognitive enhancers has been undertaken in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Drug Use, Gender Differences
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Whalley, W. Brian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although alternatives exist, unseen, written examinations still appear to be a major component of assessment in higher education in the UK. Such exams can be unsettling for students new to higher education, particularly for those with specific learning difficulties. The concept of an 'attainment curve' is developed to assist mark attribution and…
Descriptors: Tests, Testing, Student Evaluation, Higher Education
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Hill, Kimberley M.; Crofts, Melanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Sexual violence is a widespread issue on university campuses. Although not a new concern, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK) have only recently implemented prevention strategies. Many approaches focus on increasing knowledge of consent and related harms, but are rarely evaluated, or sit outside of the curriculum. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Sexual Abuse, Informed Consent
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Austen, Liz; Pickering, Nathaniel; Judge, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Foundation year provision provides access to Higher Education by developing the skills and subject-specific knowledge required to undertake an undergraduate degree course. This article explores the experiences of students during transition onto an Integrated Foundation Year in Art and Design Year (IFYAD) at one UK Higher Education Institution. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Bailey, Wayne; Bordogna, Claudia M.; Harvey, Halina; Jones, Glynn; Walton, Sean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Using a bi-dimensional, fourfold model as a thinking tool to contemplate acculturation strategies we analyse the intercultural experience of international academic staff (IAS) in the United Kingdom higher education. The literature suggests that IAS feel undervalued as a professional group and that institutions do not capitalise on their diverse…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Higher Education
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Prowse, Alicia; Ruiz Vargas, Valeria; Powell, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Attempts to personalise mass higher education systems have received increasing attention as universities compete to attract students. In the United Kingdom (UK), most higher education institutions have a system of personalised supported learning, usually called personal tutoring. Personal tutors are typically academic members of staff who support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Reimann, Nicola; Fabriz, Sabine; Hansen, Miriam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper offers reflections on the role of context for teaching development programmes, stimulated by participating in European staff mobility. It is presented in two parts. Part 1 discusses the differences between the national and institutional contexts encountered during a UK-German partnership, as case studies of the varying contexts in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Spacey, Adam; Harvey, Orlanda; Casey, Chloe – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research exploring both the general experiences of postgraduate research students when interacting with gatekeepers and how this affects their progress and emotional resilience is currently lacking. Consequently, this study aims to explore the experience of postgraduate researchers interacting with gatekeepers to develop an understanding of both…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Barriers
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Spruin, Elizabeth; Dempster, Tammy; Islam, Sanjidah; Raybould, India – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The psychological well-being of university students is a growing concern, both in the UK and globally. In light of emerging research on the benefits of therapy dogs for student well-being, this study compared the use of therapy dogs to more conventional methods for improving students' well-being. Ninety-four university students were randomly…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, College Students, Stress Management
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James Relly, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The quality of provision in the further education sector in the United Kingdom has long been contested. An ongoing issue in further education colleges has been the focus upon minimum competence in qualifications. Yet, there are examples of high standards in teaching and learning. Drawing on interview data with 24 WorldSkills Training Managers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Stevenson, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Writing experiences have a crucial role in the wellbeing of academics and PhD researchers and this paper seeks to extend a body of work on writing retreats, by exploring them from a wellbeing perspective. Drawing from literature on wellbeing and the practical experience of developing and delivering writing retreats, it highlights wellbeing…
Descriptors: Well Being, Writing Workshops, College Faculty, Doctoral Students
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Hughes, Kirstie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
With role demands and diminishing resources occupational therapists have limited access to training and learning events. Therefore, clinicians are thinking creatively about how they engage with and consume Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. This study explored the impacting factors in using Twitter for CPD seeking to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy
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