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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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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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Timmons, Stephen; Edgley, Alison; Meal, Andy; Narayanasamy, Aru – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Nursing as an academic discipline typically draws on a wide range of other disciplines. There is debate about whether this is a sound basis for the discipline, or whether nursing needs to develop a distinctive body of knowledge. The concept of transdisciplinarity, though little discussed in nursing, is of considerable value in understanding…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Gareth; Smail, Olivia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
"Student Transition Project, University of Derby, Derby, UK." Whilst there is a significant consensus, in the literature, that student transition to HE plays a major role in future academic performance and success, there is, as yet, no broad agreement as to how best to support students during this process. Theoretical accounts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, On Campus Students
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article presents detailed findings from the qualitative or interpretive phase of a mixed-methods case study focusing on the professional identities and lived experiences of research among six lecturers working in different capacities across the field of education in a "teaching-led" higher education institution. Building upon the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Researchers, Case Studies
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Harrison, Neil; Chudry, Farooq; Waller, Richard; Hatt, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
As the UK sits on the verge of a major change in the financing of both universities and students, this study seeks to capture and analyse attitudes to money, borrowing and debt among contemporary young undergraduates. It reports findings from a qualitative study of 62 individuals in the second term of their first year at university, these being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Debt (Financial)
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Divan, Aysha; Bowman, Marion; Seabourne, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
There is general agreement in the literature that international students are more likely to plagiarise compared to their native speaker peers and, in many instances, plagiarism is unintentional. In this article we describe the effectiveness of an academic writing development programme embedded into a Biological Sciences Taught Masters course…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Biological Sciences, Foreign Students, Intervention
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Anderson, Anthony; Johnston, Bill; McDonald, Alexandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This article presents empirical research exploring adult returner students' patterns of learning via qualitative analysis of a series of semi-structured interviews. Interviewees' comments shed light on the relation between patterns of learning on the one hand, and study skills, epistemological issues and attitudes to peer interaction on the other.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Reentry Students, Qualitative Research
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Court, Krista – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Providing feedback on draft essays is an accepted means of enacting a social-constructivist approach to assessment, aligning with current views on the value of formative feedback and assessment for learning (AFL). However, the use of this process as a means of improving not only content but also students' academic writing skills has not been…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Feedback (Response), Essays, Writing Skills
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Robotham, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
The number of full-time students engaging in part-time employment during their studies at university continues to rise, both in the UK and in other countries. The majority of previous studies in this area have adopted a quantitative research design, using a survey. Findings from such studies have tended to focus on demonstrating what students are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Full Time Students, Part Time Employment
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