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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; McCann, Joseph J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is both an important and yet controversial issue within the higher education sector, which is typically measured through policy-driven metrics such as the National Student Survey. However, less is understood about the qualities of a satisfying student experience 'as lived' from the perspective of the student, thus questioning…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Photography, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Barton, Emma; Bates, Elizabeth A.; O'Donovan, Rachel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research suggests that students entering Higher Education are doing so with greater expectations around their graduate employability. Students' volunteering activities have been of interest to academics, but the impact of these activities on learning, employability and student satisfaction has been neglected. The current study investigated whether…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Student Satisfaction
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Yale, Annabel T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The personal tutor plays a key role in the student experience at university, and personal tutoring embodies the student relationship with the university, suggesting that it has the potential to provide insights beyond that specific relationship to the institution and higher education context. A focus session with first year undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Expectation, Student Experience
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Cownie, Fiona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
How can universities build ongoing, committed relationships with students, able to withstand the financial and emotional challenges of studying in higher education? The research proposes that students' ongoing attachment to their university, based on positive feelings towards the university, is an important aspect of the student experience. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student School Relationship, Student Motivation
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Clark, Tom; Hordósy, Rita; Vickers, Dan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article critically examines how undergraduate students in a red brick university in the North of England have experienced the threefold rise in tuition fees since 2012, with particular attention on how they have begun to understand and negotiate the process of indebtedness. Drawing on a corpus of 118 interviews conducted with a group of 40…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Debt (Financial), Income Contingent Loans, Loan Repayment
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Murtagh, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the lived realities of parent-trainee-teachers (parent-trainees), based on the theoretical concept of 'othering'. Othering practices can serve to reinforce and reproduce positions of domination and subordination. As such, those who are 'othered' often experience marginalisation, decreased opportunities and exclusion. This paper…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Teacher Education Programs, Student Responsibility, Preservice Teachers
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Goodchild, Allyson – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The transition into higher education is a critical time for all students. A positive early experience provides a strong foundation for future academic success whilst a negative experience can be destabilising for a new learner. To date, research has primarily focused on full-time undergraduates in order to explain the reasons for high attrition…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Undergraduate Students, Study Centers, Universities
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Angu, Pineteh E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article analyses literacy narratives of first-year students at a South African university. It uses excerpts from the literacy narratives to explain how this writing genre serves as an outlet for reconstructing experiences of social injustice and agency. The article discusses how students' experiences of social injustice and their sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Development, Literacy
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Pringle Barnes, Gayle; Cheng, Ming – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the experiences of international students as they engage in independent learning through formulating dissertation proposals. It contributes new insights by focusing on the 'pre-supervision' stage, where students formulate a research project and write a proposal independently. The analysis draws on questionnaire and focus…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Student Experience, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Meehan, Catherine; Howells, Kristy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Previous research that evaluated first year students' transition into university found that the values of 'being, belonging and becoming' were important in particular within the first few months and within the first year of university. From our previous work, we reported that three things matter to students: the academic staff they work with, the…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Adjustment, Higher Education, Student Development
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Asikainen, Henna; Blomster, Jaanika; Virtanen, Viivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Teacher support is an important factor affecting academic and social integration into the university. However, studies have been very scarce concerning both students' and teachers' experiences of their relationship in higher education. The purpose of this study is to examine students' and teachers' experiences of communality and interaction as…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Student Experience
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Naylor, Ryan; Chakravarti, Sumone; Baik, Chi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study describes research examining the expectations and experiences of PhD students undertaking a PhD in off-campus research institutes and hospitals that are affiliated with an Australian research-intensive university. Much of our knowledge of the expectations and experiences of PhD students in Australia stem from those that undertake…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Expectation, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Holton, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Since the introduction of the post-1992 university, various, and ongoing, higher education (HE) policy reforms have fuelled academic, political, media and anecdotal discussions of the trajectories of UK university students. An outcome of this has been the dualistic classification of students as being from either 'traditional' or 'non-traditional'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Housing, Student Experience, Profiles
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Jones, Rob – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
While the term 'student experience' is used widely in universities, it is remarkably under-developed as a construct in the academic literature. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual framework for the student experience of undergraduate students. The approach taken is to identify the key influences that shape the student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Ecological Factors, Learner Engagement
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