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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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Hatt, Sue; Baxter, Arthur; Tate, James – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Although summer schools are a popular and widely used activity for widening participation in higher education, their impact on their participants' subsequent educational careers has not been widely researched. This article draws on qualitative and quantitative evidence from a study across the south west of England to suggest that participation in…
Descriptors: Careers, Summer Schools, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Harrison, Neil; Hatt, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper originates from the National Audit Office's 2008 report into widening participation policy in the United Kingdom. The report found that while there appeared to be modest improvements in the proportion of students coming from lower socio-economic groups over the last ten years, reliable analysis was hampered by a high proportion of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Hatt, Sue; Baxter, Arthur; Tate, Jim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The social class gap in higher education (HE) participation rates has its origins in the compulsory schooling system and, despite over a century of universal education, differential rates of attainment by social class remain the norm. Against this background, policy initiatives to extend HE participation to under-represented groups are attempting…
Descriptors: Social Class, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes