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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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Bailey, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This case study illustrates why a group of young adults from a working-class community in the UK choose not to participate in HE despite having the necessary qualifications. It highlights the impact that parents have on HE participation decisions, and the network of social connections participants are able to mobilise from their parents. It shows…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Cultural Influences, Social Structure
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Eardley, Alison F.; Banister, Emma; Fletcher, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research and academic writing are increasingly difficult to prioritise in Higher Education. Academic writing retreats are growing in popularity as means to help academics to write. However, while they have been shown to enhance productivity their potential as wellbeing interventions has received less attention. We explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Well Being, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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King, Nicola C.; Hambrook, Grace – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Whether the current post-16 qualifications system in the UK is fit for purpose has long been under discussion, with many calling for a broader, more interdisciplinary approach to preparation for university. This paper examines the relationship between post-16 (A-level) qualifications and degree success for students on the University of Exeter's…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Science Achievement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Mgaiwa, Samson John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Higher Education (HE) systems worldwide are undergoing multifarious changes due to pressure engendered by the global need for the knowledge economy. The demand for knowledge economy has created two demands: the need for quality HE education and the high social demand for HE which has resulted in the rapid emergence of private universities (PRUs)…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, College Administration, College Faculty
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Pearson, William S. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
English language proficiency has long been recognised as important to the academic success of non-native English-speaking international students through the setting of minimum English language requirements as a condition of entry to Anglophone universities. The present study provides a historical account of the evolution in language entry standard…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Brook, Simon; Roberts, Martin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The objective of this study is to identify the factors which have a significant impact on the performance of students on an undergraduate accounting degree course. Previous research in this area has taken place over many years and has considered a number of factors which might influence performance such as: prior academic achievement, gender, age…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Ashencaen Crabtree, Sara; Esteves, Luciana; Hemingway, Ann – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In March 2020 virtually all UK universities were suddenly thrown into an unprecedented and sudden closure of campus and facilities owing to the British Government's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown policies. Further evidence suggests that this exacerbated existing gendered differences. This paper reports on UK academic responses from an international…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, COVID-19
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Garcia-Melgar, Ana; East, Julianne; Meyers, Noel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) programmes, students provide academic and social support to fellow students. Recent PAL iterations include drop-in programmes to improve higher education students' general academic literacy in an open, non-judgemental, learning environment led by experienced students. The majority of the PAL literature, however,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Academic Support Services, Mentors, Student Experience
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Griffiths, Teri-Lisa; Dickinson, Jill; Day, Catherine J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This exploratory study addresses a gap in the literature for the potential in assessing domain-specific self-efficacy within the context of Higher Education (HE). Focusing on HE students' participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs), the study builds on the authors' previous research which recognised the impact of ECAs on HE students' lived…
Descriptors: Correlation, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students
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Grieve, R.; Woodley, J.; Hunt, S. E.; McKay, A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Oral presentations and public speaking are an important aspect of the student experience in the United Kingdom higher education. Many modules (self-contained units normally within a programme of study) use presentations as a form of assessment and require students to verbally engage in small and large group settings to enhance learning. Previous…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Higher Education, Fear, Anxiety
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Sharp, John G.; Zhu, Xiaotong; Matos, Mayara; Sharp, Jane C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In this article, we present details of a new Academic Boredom Survey Instrument (ABSI) incorporating different measures of academic boredom's trait, state and other characteristic attributes for the exploratory study of student engagement in Higher Education (HE). Developed from a review of international research literature and our own empirical…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Surveys, Learner Engagement, Test Construction
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Alexandre, José Carlos; Aguiar-Conraria, Luís – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Previous studies have associated initiation practices, also known as hazing, with conformity, fear, apprehension, anxiety, submission, coercion, desire for group integration, and acceptance. Therefore, students undergo several types of influences or pressures. We argue that the social environment surrounding the hazing in Portuguese universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Barnard, Sarah; Rose, Anthea; Dainty, Andrew; Hassan, Tarek – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The transition of early career researchers into academic posts is understood to be a crucial career step and marks a point at which representation of women declines significantly. The research adopts a participatory qualitative research methodology through career narrative interviews and group discussions with women engineers recently appointed…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Career Choice
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Attridge, Éireann – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This study aims to add to the literature that explores the experiences of working-class students within elite higher education institutions. It has been undertaken at a time when there is a shift in higher education policy around access and widening participation: from applications and admissions to supporting students throughout the entire…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Working Class, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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