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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna; Moore, Joanne; Higham, Louise – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2021
Higher Education Institutions in England are an integral part of the government's social mobility strategy. Contextualisation of undergraduate admissions decisions has emerged as a key tool towards progressing social mobility objectives. The present paper builds on our previous 2013 research by describing findings from 15 qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Admission, Context Effect
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Boliver, Vikki; Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2021
This paper reports on the findings of an ESRC funded project that contributes to the evidence base underpinning contextualised approaches to undergraduate admissions in England. We show that the bolder use of reduced entry requirements for disadvantaged learners is necessary if ambitious new widening access targets set by the Office for Students…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Admission
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Rainford, Jon – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic creates an immediate need to deliver existing pre-entry widening participation outreach work remotely. In doing so this means rethinking existing programmes and adapting existing working practices. This paper proposes a three-dimensional framework involving pedagogical, technological and the humanistic elements. It argues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Outreach Programs, Access to Computers, Barriers
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Konstantinidis-Pereira, Alicja; Scott, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2021
The use of grade point average (GPA) as a means to summarise learning is a novel practice in the UK. The aim of this study was to determine if the inclusion of assessment results from student's first-year of study in the calculation of GPA is deleterious to students from a widening participation (WP) background. Assessment marks of full-time…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, Clare; Ramsay, Daniel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2021
The attainment gap in Higher Education outcomes between under-represented ethnic minority groups and the white student body is a problem at a variety of institutions around the UK, requiring immediate and sustained interventions and actions. The issue will not be solved by specific interventions and changes in practice but instead will require a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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McGill, Lydia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
In a competitive sector where the big issues of recruitment, reputation and financial stability are at the forefront of many universities' priorities, it is sometimes easy to overlook seemingly small issues that can nevertheless cause significant harm to both the institution and the individual. Students often begin their higher education journey…
Descriptors: College Role, Friendship, Peer Relationship, College Students
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Tetrevova, Libena; Vlckova, Vladimira – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
Inter-university cooperation is a source of economic growth and competitiveness in all knowledge societies. Our aim was to evaluate the scope, importance and applied forms of inter-university cooperation from the perspective of a small post-communist economy, the Czech Republic. This study is based on data obtained through a questionnaire survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Knowledge Economy, International Cooperation
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Gilani, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
This thought piece attempts to explore the link between graduate employment and students' social capital within the context of UK higher education. It addresses the importance of social capital and the problems faced by graduates from lower socio-economic backgrounds when applying to graduate roles. It takes a practical approach by looking at…
Descriptors: College Role, College Graduates, Social Capital, Employment Practices
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Veiga, Amélia; Magalhães, António; Videira, Pedro – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
In Europe and beyond, managerialism triggered the rise of "boardism" as a distinctive governance praxis in higher education, involving both normative assumptions and technical and practical elements. In this paper, we examine to what extent strategizing processes in Portuguese higher education institutions reflect the reconfiguration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Power Structure, Public Colleges
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Garland, Martine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The vagaries of market forces are presenting a financially challenging environment for the higher education sector in England. Intense competition is leaving those overly dependent on tuition fee income in an exposed position. Despite a strong narrative for the need to diversify funding in the available higher education literature, empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Finance, Financial Problems
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Bennett, Dawn; Knight, Elizabeth; Jevons, Colin; Ananthram, Subramaniam – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The enduring employability of twenty-first-century workers demands explicit and career-long attention. As a result, higher education finds itself tasked with enabling students to negotiate their career-long cognitive and social development as professionals and social citizens. Grounded in social cognitive theory, the study reported here seeks to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Cognitive Development
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Healey, Nigel Martin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The growth of transnational education has been a major focus of attention for the UK sector since 2010. During a period when international student recruitment has stagnated, transnational education (TNE) has been widely seen as an alternative way of diversifying revenue and building international profile for universities. The UK presently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Grinkevich, Yulia; Kuskova, Valentina; Shabanova, Maria – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
Using the case study of HSE University (Russian Federation), this article will focus on how professional development programmes can be used by universities to ensure transformations and achieve their goals. It will focus on the administrative (professional services) staff and how universities can develop and leverage their potential in order to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Universities, Problem Solving, College Administration
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Holmes, Alex – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
UK higher education has seen a shift towards greater businesslike operations and accountability, with increasingly specialised support roles and fewer 'generalist' administrators; however, professional training, structured career development and planning, and opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) have been less well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Professional Continuing Education
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Tran, Linh Trang C.; LaCost, Barbara; Grady, Marilyn L. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The leadership of Senior International Officers is prevalent in guiding campus internationalisation efforts forward. This research is a part of a larger study exploring the role of Senior International Officers (SIO) at the California State University (CSU) system, specifically their unique leadership in the internationalisation initiatives on…
Descriptors: Administrators, Global Approach, College Administration, State Universities
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