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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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Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The term "applied track" in UK further education has been used to refer to the applied A level, the vocational, coursework-based version of the traditional academic A level. Vocational and coursework-based courses are often criticised for being easier than academic courses, for only attracting students who do not satisfy the requirements…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
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Shaw, Angela Joy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Educational studies as a discipline is now a feature in many British universities, but little research has been undertaken to explore what kinds of student choose the subject, how easily they access it or how they fare as undergraduate students. This article attempts to address this paucity of research by drawing on a selection of findings from a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Access to Education, Outcomes of Education, Education Majors
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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