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Badoer, Emilio; Hollings, Yvette; Chester, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Online social networking has changed how individuals communicate and associate. It facilitates building new relationships and maintenance of existing relationships. As the nature of work and career is changing, developing and maintaining relationships is essential for securing employment. Making social connections from the early stages of tertiary…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Undergraduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Social Capital
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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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Dias, Gonçalo Paiva; Barbosa, Belem; Santos, Claudia Amaral; Pinheiro, Margarida M.; Simões, Dora; Filipe, Sandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The study presented in this article aims at understanding the relevance of mobility initiatives to the internationalisation efforts of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). By building upon relevant literature, 17 propositions related to this contribution were identified. Empirical evidence from a concrete case of a European university was then…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Holman, Kerry; Richardson, Tanya – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper discusses how academic support prepares undergraduate students for their workplace experience, involving cohorts of students from two universities in England, who offer an undergraduate level, three-year, Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree. By adopting an interpretive approach, questionnaires were administered to the students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Placement, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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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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Brown, Denise; Barry, John A.; Todd, Brenda K. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In recent years, male students at UK schools and universities have been falling behind their female peers in academic achievement. Previous studies have shown that male students are less likely than female students to seek academic help, but have not investigated the relationship between gender-typical attitudes and reluctance to seek academic…
Descriptors: Barriers, Help Seeking, Academic Support Services, Academic Achievement
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Herrmann, Kim Jesper; Lindvig, Katrine; Aagaard, Jesper – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Digital technology constitutes a substantial presence in higher education and notions like 'digital natives' and '21st century digital skills' dominate educational discourse. However, within the last decade, scholars have started questioning the prevailing techno-optimism and practitioners have started debating whether and how to regulate the use…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Wolstencroft, Peter; de Main, Leanne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper explores the use of audio feedback with 182 final year undergraduate students in a post-92 university studying on a Business Management undergraduate degree. It looks at the problems associated with traditional forms of feedback and feedforward and explores the reasons why students fail to engage with the comments made by lecturers…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Seniors, Business Administration Education, Learner Engagement
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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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Hunt, Nuala; Loxley, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite efforts in Ireland to increase the number of part-time students in Higher Education, there was limited growth over twenty years 1997-2017. Part-time featured in widening participation strategies; however, this mode of learning has orientated towards employability. Retention of part-time students remains a problem for Higher Education. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Part Time Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Tang, Anne L. L.; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline; Rattray, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper addresses Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students' conceptions of teacher care informed by their experiences of teacher-student relationships within university context. Utilising the concept of teacher care from Nodding's (1984) ethics of care from a Confucian-Vygotskian perspective, this research considers emergent themes of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Caring, Undergraduate Students
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Cheng, Breagh; Nair, Mythili; Santinele Martino, Alan; Roxå, Torgny – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Scholars of teaching and learning have increasingly acknowledged the significance of attending to the experiences and development of undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants (TAs). The present study aims to contribute to this growing body of research by exploring the ways in which TAs at one Canadian university make decisions during…
Descriptors: Cues, Decision Making, Nonverbal Communication, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Janet A.; van Eyk, Tina; Syme, Suzi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In Australia access to university studies is supported through students' participation in government funded, pre-award programmes called 'enabling' programmes. These programmes allow students to meet university entry requirements and are designed to prepare students for the rigours of study. This article explores the performance and experience of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Grade Point Average
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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