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White, Wendee; Ingram, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Postgraduate taught student experience (PGT) is the product of a complex journey. During study, PGT students face an array of emotions and stressors associated with biopsychosocial-cultural processes interacting in, across, and in response to various dynamic systems that serve to threaten or challenge their study journey, making wellbeing an…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Chiu, Yuan-Li Tiffany; Wong, Billy; Charalambous, Magda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Recognising the changing landscape and financial costs, changes in the higher education sector continue to challenge the purpose and operations of universities, notably the shift towards student consumerism. Given this, what it means to be a student in contemporary higher education can evolve and would arguably have implications about the…
Descriptors: College Students, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Foulkes, Lucy; Reddy, Ariyana; Westbrook, Juliette; Newbronner, Elizabeth; McMillan, Dean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Social support at university is key for student wellbeing and retention. The majority of undergraduate students live with same-age housemates, so examining the relationship that students have with their housemates may be critical for understanding student adjustment. However, to date, social relationships within university accommodation have not…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Undergraduate Students, College Housing, Well Being
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Damoah, Obi Berko Obeng; Peprah, Augustine Awuah; Brefo, Kwabena Osei – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Recent changes in the labour market and higher education sector have placed graduates' employability on the agenda of researchers, policymakers and employers in both advanced and developing economies. Yet, the question of whether higher education equips graduate students with the employability skills employers require remains under-studied…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes
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Gregersen, Andrea Fransiska Møller; Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup; Ulriksen, Lars – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper investigates the expectations and culture that first-year students encounter when entering higher education. Induction activities are the first encounter with the new institutional setting and cultural context of the study programme, thus the students' first opportunity to develop ideas about what studying entails and what is expected…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, School Culture, Expectation
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Turner, Rebecca; Webb, Oliver J.; Cotton, Debby R. E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Traditionally, undergraduates study several 'long thin' modules at the same time. Under 'immersive scheduling', students complete a 'short fat' module (i.e. a single subject studied over a compressed period), before moving onto other modules. This piece of social research capitalised on the introduction of immersive scheduling to the first year of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Scheduling, Units of Study
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Quynn, Kristina; Stewart, Cyndi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This article describes the effects of sequential non-residential writing retreats on graduate students the development of sustainable writing practices in the latter stages of writing theses and dissertations. Our study looks to understand how graduate students implement techniques of academic writing productivity. We collected data from three…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Workshops, Campuses, Program Effectiveness
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Thompson, Miles; Pawson, Chris; Evans, Bethan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Student transition into higher education can set the foundation for success at university. However, some students, perhaps in increasing numbers, find this transition difficult. This study explores contemporary students' experiences when transitioning into Higher Education (HE) to gain an up to date picture of the multiple, potential sources of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Experience, College Students, Independent Living
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Cornish, Carlene – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Self-governance and responsibilisation are integral to Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) assessments and Functional Skills qualifications. However, very little is known of its neoliberalist effects and the governance practices of tutors teaching disengaged youth taking Functional Skills as part of the overall employability certificate. Adopting a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Job Skills, Employment Potential, Neoliberalism
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Jung, Julia; Jahnke, Isa; Deprez, Tim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
There are a handful of programmes in higher education that offer students a "joint" international study programme and research shows that students have certain levels of anxiety when starting studying in such graduate programmes. This study aimed to explore levels of student anxiety and investigates the prerequisite skills in order to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety, Masters Programs
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Kokkinos, Theodoros; Gakis, Panagiotis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It is well accepted that not only the ability but also the positive disposition of teachers towards implementing differentiated teaching for various student groups can be traced back to their initial education. Therefore, differentiated practices of future teachers for high-achieving students are worth exploring. Based on the above, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Individualized Instruction, High Achievement
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Spiridon, Elena; Davies, Jean; Kaye, Linda K.; Nicolson, Rod I.; Tang, Bryan W. X.; Tan, Angel J. Y.; Ransom, Heather J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
With respect to supporting student well-being and success, the current research developed a peer support scheme, built on the principles of Social Identity Theory (SIT). This was targeted towards first year undergraduate psychology students, in which measures of collective identity, sense of belonging, group efficacy, happiness and resilience were…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns
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Klegeris, Andis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The importance of advancing the 'employability skills' of students throughout their undergraduate education has been increasingly recognised by students and university instructors. Development of these essential skills is hindered by the lack of widely available assessment tools and shortage of detailed descriptions of effective instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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Xie, Jingrong; Rice, Mary F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a research-based framework intended to optimise student learning by including student choice of content, process, and product in design. The UDL model recommends presenting course content in multiple ways, providing students various options for engagement, and then facilitating choice in expressing knowledge…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Burke, Katie; Larmar, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
With the rapid expansion of online learning as a dominant pedagogical approach in higher education, significant research has been undertaken to explore the impacts of internet-based technologies to promote student engagement. Current advances in online learning have fostered innovative, and often nuanced approaches to teaching and learning that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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