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Wilkinson, Catherine; Silverio, Sergio A.; Wilkinson, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Through a textual analysis of four episodes comprising the ITV 1 psychological thriller "Cheat," this paper explores depictions of the English Higher Education [HE] landscape and of the lived experiences of being an academic in the television drama. We achieve this through a focus on the fictional HE institution where the drama is set --…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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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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Lowe, Janet; Gayle, Vernon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article explores aspects of the experience of higher education students in a Scottish college within the context of widespread contemporary concern about youth unemployment. Analysis of published data reveals a marked shift in the demographic profile of higher education students in colleges in favour of young people. An unseen consequence of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Youth Employment
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Dias, Diana; Sa, Maria Jose; de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
Portuguese higher education is changing, with a significant impact on academic careers, reinforcing the academic "estate." The focus of this paper is the analysis not only of the gender differences per se, but it also relates them to other variables such as the higher education subsystem, career positioning, the sociocultural background…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Background
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Wright, Hazel R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This paper demonstrates how women who study childcare achieve congruence in their lives. Rather than simply juggling the needs of family, work and study in order to escape the domestic sphere, they choose to minimise dissonance, finding that parenting children, working with children and studying children creates a stable framework with reciprocal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Continuing Education
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Brown, Lorraine; Watson, Pamela – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of the impact of gender on the doctoral experience. Eight women who had recently completed or who had almost completed a PhD were interviewed about their experiences. Seven studied part time and one full time. It was found that being a mother had profound implications for doctoral-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Females, Gender Issues