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Ireland, Aileen; Pennacchia, Jodie; Watson, Cate; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The appointment of student governors to the governing board is mandatory in further education (FE) colleges across the UK. There is, however, confusion and lack of clarity over the role of the student governor, and little empirical research, especially involving direct observation, has been undertaken which sheds light on this. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Student Government
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Brewster, Liz; Jones, Emma; Priestley, Michael; Wilbraham, Susan J.; Spanner, Leigh; Hughes, Gareth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
University student wellbeing is increasingly seen as a concern, and as demands on university staff time for research, teaching, leadership and pastoral support also increase, this is mirrored in concerns about staff wellbeing. Dominant sectoral narratives frame student and staff wellbeing as oppositional, with initiatives to support student…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Employees, School Personnel
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Cosnefroy, Laurent – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
"Disorganisation" refers to the difficulty that some learners have developing an organised approach to studying. The aim of the present study was to explore antecedents and consequences of disorganisation and individual differences in how disorganisation occurs. A questionnaire was administered to 177 French first-year students enrolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, STEM Education, Study Habits
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Bell, Karen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
How to increase student satisfaction is a question that Higher Education institutes have become increasingly focussed on. While previous research indicates a number of factors can contribute to student satisfaction, teaching has been found to be of high importance. This study interviewed students and staff in a UK university that had achieved high…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hulme, Moira; Wood, Jeffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Across the UK and internationally high rates of attrition among recently qualified teachers has focused attention on strengthening early career support. Policy attention has shifted from recruitment to the issue of sustainability. While the importance of induction is widely recognised, few studies investigate the components of early career support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Vardy, Amanda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The foundation degree was introduced by David Blunkett in England in the year 2000 to widen participation and raise the skill level of the labour market. Foundation degrees have had some successes in widening participation as they are usually vocation based and appeal to the non-typical student. However, the outlook for the foundation degree is…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Salary Wage Differentials, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Willis-Stewart, Sally; Lauze, Adam; Green, Freya L. L.; Draper, Zakary A.; Calibaba, Brittany – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Attending university can present a host of challenges for undergraduate students and the mental health of students has increasingly become a concern as students struggle to meet the demands of new academic and social expectations. Despite several studies assessing the effects of being kind on well-being, there remains a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Altruism, Assignments
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Dashtestani, Reza; Mellati, Morteza – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed a sudden and unprecedented change to the educational system. This study investigated the impact of this sudden change on EFL learners' perceptions of assessment in a technology-enhanced learning environment. Assessment dimensions such as affective factors, validity, reliability, practicality, security and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technological Literacy, COVID-19
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Wallace, Wendell C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Educators at Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) continuously employ group work pedagogy within their teaching and assessment regimes; however, students often voice their displeasure at its usage. In spite of these competing positions, research on students' perceptions of group work at IHE in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is generally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Group Activities, Student Attitudes
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Bryant, Ashleigh; Cook, Amy; Egan, Helen; Wood, Jeffrey; Mantzios, Michail – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Researchers have studied help-seeking behaviours regarding students' mental health, highlighting their reluctance when in higher education. This study aimed to identify the facilitators and barriers to formal and informal sources of help-seeking for mental health difficulties in students based in the UK. Data from 304 participants (82% females)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Help Seeking, Commuting Students
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Nicholson, Alex; Johnston, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite ever-strengthening political rhetoric to the contrary, there can be little doubt that the holistic value of an undergraduate degree is far greater than merely its potential for employability enhancement. However, what is less clear is the extent to which fee-paying students perceive broader aspects of value, and how such value perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Law Students
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Mason, Sacha; Atkin, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In this article we discuss the findings from a qualitative research project that explored the struggles of twelve work-based learners whilst they studied on a Foundation Degree in an English University. It examines the concept of struggle within the current context of Higher Education and discusses the need to acknowledge learners' emotional…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Academic Language, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Cage, Eilidh; Jones, Emma; Ryan, Gemma; Hughes, Gareth; Spanner, Leigh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Student mental health is an issue of paramount concern and it is recognised that transition may have a negative impact. However, little work has captured transition-related experiences of students and staff. This study examined perspectives on perceived challenges with transitions into, during and out of university, and perceptions of what support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Scott, Fraser J.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
For many years, a key driver for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has been ensuring that students are prepared for employment post-graduation. This has often resulted in HEIs providing specific modules of study focussing on employability and soft skills. The existing research literature presents a variety of strategies for embedding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Employment Potential
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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Lord, Janet; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper explores the factors that influence attendance to taught sessions in higher education. Absenteeism is approached as a complex phenomenon that is problematic when considering how students, lecturers and universities relate to it. Our study is conducted as a case study based on a large post-92 university in England, focusing on the…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Undergraduate Students, Influences, Foreign Countries
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