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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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Buchanan, Denise Rosemary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In the United Kingdom, although one in four adults reportedly experienced mental health difficulties within a one-year period, only 25% of them received treatment for their condition. Moreover, this group of adults are underrepresented in full-time employment and education and so to discover ways which may help to counteract this imbalance, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adult Students
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Brown, Rachel; Murphy, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Starting university is a significant life-event, commonly involving detachment from existing social networks and emotional stresses that increase risk of drop-out. The developmental need to form new peer relationships is prominent during this period and is correlated with successful adaptation. This study investigated the role of alcohol in the…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Student Adjustment, Drinking, Peer Relationship
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Mulrenan, Patrick; Atkins, Julia; Cox, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the experience of homeless university students. A focus group and in-depth interviews were conducted among 16 homeless students at a university in London to determine the factors that enable them to remain at university despite being homeless. Homelessness has been increasing in the UK since 2010, particularly in London.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, College Students, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries
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Mantzios, Michail; Egan, Helen; Cook, Amy; Jutley-Neilson, Jagjeet; O'Hara, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
High levels of stress, anxiety, negative thoughts and emotions are being increasingly reported amongst university students and all impact negatively upon academic performance and student satisfaction. A cross-sectional design was adopted to explore how personality traits and attitudes relevant to wellbeing (i.e. mindfulness, positive and negative…
Descriptors: Well Being, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Metacognition
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Grey, David; Osborne, Corrina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Recent years have seen renewed interest in personal tutoring in the UK higher education sector, and many higher education institutions (HEIs) are reconsidering and enhancing their personal tutoring provision. There is limited research into the principles and models of personal tutoring in the UK context and no studies which identify how those…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Jabbar, Abdul; Teviotdale, Wilma; Mirza, Mohammed; Mswaka, Walter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
UK Higher Education (HE) is going through a process of unprecedented change, where large numbers of its student body now come from internationally diverse contexts. These students come from different cultures, backgrounds and educational systems which influence the way they interact, learn and engage with UK HE. Key participants in this engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Students
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Hallewell, Madeline J.; Crook, Charles – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The PowerPoint-assisted lecture (slide-lecture) is a common lecturing approach in higher education, in spite of much criticism of its use. Its popularity is facilitated by its affordances for multimodal instructional design, e.g. text with images and speech. Little is known about the integration of different semiotic modalities within the…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Visual Aids, Speech, Coordination
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Batchelor, Rachel; Pitman, Emma; Sharpington, Alex; Stock, Melissa; Cage, Eilidh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Student mental health is an issue of growing concern. Past research indicates that many students are not accessing the support they require, which may in part be due to issues surrounding the standards of the available services. Using a participatory framework, the current study utilised a mixed-methods design to examine student experiences of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mental Health, Health Services, Mental Disorders
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Raiden, Ani; Räisänen, Christine; Kinman, Gail – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Academic work demands behavioural ambidexterity: the ability to simultaneously demonstrate exploration (creativity in research and/or in innovative teaching and learning practice) and exploitation (compliance with quality assurance). However, little is known about the effects of behavioural ambidexterity on the well-being of individual employees.…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Males
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Gill, Ashley J. G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In 2017, 31% of students progressed from further education (FE) to higher education (HE), with many coming from non-traditional backgrounds such as vocational and educational training (VET). The skills, expectations and experiences that VET students bring to HE will differ significantly from those of the traditional A-Level entrants, who are…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Academic Education
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Yale, Annabel T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In an increasingly marketised UK higher education (HE) context, research on personal tutoring is crucial given its potential to positively influence both student outcomes and institutional measures of success. For example, students who experience poor personal tutor (PT) experiences may question the value of their degree in more economic terms and…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Interpersonal Relationship, Higher Education
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Hutaibat, Khaled; Alhatabat, Zaidoon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this empirical study was to explore the extent and the determinants of management accounting practices' (MAPs) adoption in UK universities. In this vein, the current study serves as a 'stock-take', first reference study for future studies investigating the effects and impact of HE funding changes on accounting systems and practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, School Accounting, Universities
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Reid, Matthew; Jessop, Donna C.; Miles, Eleanor – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Poorer financial circumstances among undergraduate students predict worse academic outcomes, yet there is a lack of research examining mediators. Accordingly, the present research aimed to identify such mediating variables. In Study 1, cross-sectional data were collected from UK undergraduates (N = 516). Controlling for background variables, path…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Stress Variables, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Wawera, Anna-Sophia; McCamley, Alison – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This small-scale convergent parallel mixed-methods study aims to explore loneliness in an international student population in a single university. An online de Jong Gierveld loneliness scale (DJGLS) with additional demographics provided the quantitative data on loneliness in international student population. The qualitative semi-structured…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Foreign Students, College Students, Student Personnel Services
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