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McKay, Jane; O'Neill, Deborah; Petrakieva, Lina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Transition support for international students has traditionally adopted deficit models which attempt to "fix" assumed academic literacy problems. This study explores a more culturally inclusive initiative which supported international students at a UK university in a holistic and developmental way. The initiative was delivered across an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness
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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Bell, Heather; Bell, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article details an approach to teaching entrepreneurship to Higher National Diploma (HND) students that combines lecture-based and experiential learning processes to increase student learning, comprehension, and entrepreneurial skills. A UK university redesigned an entrepreneurship course to have students design and implement business plans…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Entrepreneurship, Lecture Method, Experiential Learning
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Campbell, Natalie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the narrative accounts of six elite student-para-athletes attending higher education full time in the UK. Whilst literature concerning the student-athlete population in the UK is growing, there is no research at present that brings to the fore the voices of student-athletes who represent their country in Paralympic sports. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Unwin, Peter; Rooney, Joy; Cole, Charmaine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The following article presents a small-scale qualitative study in which the student learning experiences from service user and carer (SUAC) involvement in social work, mental health nursing and social welfare courses at an English university were evaluated for any effects on student perceptions, knowledge, skills and practice. Using focus group…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Social Work
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Mwale, Shadreck; Alhawsawi, Sajjadllah; Sayed, Yusuf; Rind, Irfan. A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The internationalisation of higher education has influenced the dramatic rise in the mobility of students, academics and knowledge across borders. There has been growing research interest focusing on international students studying abroad. While the student experience is an area of education that is often researched, most research focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Henderson, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The number of students entering higher education in the UK has increased over the last few years due to the previous Labour Government directives to widen participation to a range of socially disadvantaged and/or under-represented groups. Dyslexic students form the largest single group of minority students currently entering higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, College Students, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Winter, Emma; Chapleo, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
In recent years there has been increased discussion of the subjective, emotional and sociological factors influencing student choice of university. However, there is a dearth of information exploring what constitutes these feelings. This exploratory paper uses the conceptual model of the servicescape to provide insight into the emotional factors…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, College Choice, Foreign Countries
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Darabi, Mitra; Macaskill, Ann; Reidy, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The literature demonstrates that stress in the working life of academics has increased over recent years. However, qualitative research on how academics cope with this is very scarce. Using online interviewing with thematic analysis, this paper examines how 31 academics in a post-92 predominantly teaching-focused UK university cope with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Universities, College Instruction
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Feather, Denis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand how lecturers delivering college-based higher education viewed their workloads, and how this (if at all), influenced their engagement in scholastic activities, which may then enable them to become more knowledgeable in their chosen field of study. The research was of a qualitative nature, whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Workload
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Thompson, David W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Much of the research into higher education and its role in work-based learning, and especially in supporting undergraduate students on placements, has focused on longer-term internships and sandwich courses. Research has also concentrated on subject areas that have traditionally been associated with the above, for example business, health and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Placement, Social Sciences, Experiential Learning
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Binns, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some of the qualitative data obtained from a small number (23) of semi-structured interviews of academic staff who are involved in module design, and who are employed within one UK university. Analysing the interview transcripts produced eight main themes. One of these themes was the perceived pressures or constraints on…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Butcher, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Interest in the potential benefits of providing tablet computers to students has grown in recent years, both in UK institutions, and across the world. Limited research studies have been reported in higher education (HE), and primary and secondary school settings, tentatively suggesting a range of positive impacts on learners, but little conclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Topham, Phil; Moller, Naomi; Davies, Hannah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Social anxiety in learning is prevalent amongst traditional-age students and has a marked effect on their engagement with higher education. It receives little attention from academic or support services and there is a presumption that students will manage their anxieties. Yet it is unclear what psychosocial resources they might bring to this task…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Qualitative Research
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