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Zhu, Xiaotong; Sharp, John G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
For a large number of Higher Education institutions in the UK, the recruitment of international students remains vital for economic, political, cultural and educational benefits. Increasing competition within the international student market has encouraged many Higher Education institutions to pay closer attention to the quality of their…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students
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Zainal Badri, Siti Khadijah; Wan Mohd Yunus, Wan Mohd Azam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The psychological wellbeing of remote-learning university students is becoming an increasing concern for educators in the COVID-19 era, due to the potential risk of conflict between academic and family/personal lives in the unusual environments they must now operate in. To determine how this conflict might influence students' psychological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Well Being, COVID-19
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Roberts, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The number of students reporting dyslexia in HE institutions is increasing year on year, mirroring institutional inclusivity agendas. This article investigates the potential for a universal (but not sole) approach to teaching dyslexic learners across disciplines, institutions and academic content. The article discusses a largely unexplored nexus…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Dyslexia, College Students, Learner Engagement
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George-Levi, Sivan; Laslo-Roth, Roni; Bareket Bojmel, Liad; Margalit, Malka – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Perceptions of social support contribute to positive adjustment even more than the actual provision of support. The goals of this study were to identify factors that may promote positive perceptions of the provision of on-campus support, especially in stressful times. The present study aimed to examine the predictive role of interpersonal…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Family Role, College Role, Peer Influence
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Cook, Caryn; Jones, Joanna; Al-Twal, Arwa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
In a super-saturated world of academia, the real power has slowly moved from academics' ownership of their own means of production to a more managerial ethos, with all the accompanying control systems, surveillance, bureaucracy, performance audits and judgements that that entails. Student evaluation of teaching (SET) has become a significant…
Descriptors: Validity, Justice, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation
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Pedler, Megan Louise; Willis, Royce; Nieuwoudt, Johanna Elizabeth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
A sense of belonging is important as it incorporates feelings of being valued, included and accepted at university. Research suggests that higher education students who have a greater sense of belonging tend to have higher motivation, more academic self-confidence, higher levels of academic engagement and higher achievement. This article presents…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, First Generation College Students, Parent Background
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Kirby, Lauren A. J.; Thomas, Christopher L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
To improve sub-standard retention and 4-year graduation rates, colleges and universities have tried to foster in students more social connections and a greater sense of belonging to the institution. Repeated positive interactions with faculty members are crucial for helping students develop this sense of belonging. Classroom-level belonging…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Interaction
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Brewster, Liz; Jones, Emma; Priestley, Michael; Wilbraham, Susan J.; Spanner, Leigh; Hughes, Gareth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
University student wellbeing is increasingly seen as a concern, and as demands on university staff time for research, teaching, leadership and pastoral support also increase, this is mirrored in concerns about staff wellbeing. Dominant sectoral narratives frame student and staff wellbeing as oppositional, with initiatives to support student…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Employees, School Personnel
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Cosnefroy, Laurent – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
"Disorganisation" refers to the difficulty that some learners have developing an organised approach to studying. The aim of the present study was to explore antecedents and consequences of disorganisation and individual differences in how disorganisation occurs. A questionnaire was administered to 177 French first-year students enrolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, STEM Education, Study Habits
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Wallace, Wendell C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Educators at Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) continuously employ group work pedagogy within their teaching and assessment regimes; however, students often voice their displeasure at its usage. In spite of these competing positions, research on students' perceptions of group work at IHE in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is generally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Group Activities, Student Attitudes
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Bryant, Ashleigh; Cook, Amy; Egan, Helen; Wood, Jeffrey; Mantzios, Michail – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Researchers have studied help-seeking behaviours regarding students' mental health, highlighting their reluctance when in higher education. This study aimed to identify the facilitators and barriers to formal and informal sources of help-seeking for mental health difficulties in students based in the UK. Data from 304 participants (82% females)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Help Seeking, Commuting Students
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Mason, Sacha; Atkin, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In this article we discuss the findings from a qualitative research project that explored the struggles of twelve work-based learners whilst they studied on a Foundation Degree in an English University. It examines the concept of struggle within the current context of Higher Education and discusses the need to acknowledge learners' emotional…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Academic Language, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Cage, Eilidh; Jones, Emma; Ryan, Gemma; Hughes, Gareth; Spanner, Leigh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Student mental health is an issue of paramount concern and it is recognised that transition may have a negative impact. However, little work has captured transition-related experiences of students and staff. This study examined perspectives on perceived challenges with transitions into, during and out of university, and perceptions of what support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Nsor-Ambala, Randolph – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This study identifies significant differences between the learning approaches of mature and 'conventional' students, answering the call for more empirical insights into mature students' learning experiences. The study uses a survey approach, collecting data with the Biggs SPQ Instrument, involving 204 university students in Ghana, and applies…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Young Adults, Age Differences
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Tran, Thuy Thi Thanh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although much research has been done in response to a significant transformation in teaching and learning in higher education, there is a paucity of research paying specific attention to teaching practices that promote student learning in developing countries like Vietnam, where English is not a medium of instruction and in which the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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