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Tauringana, Venancio; Mbah, Marcellus; Alexander, Phyllis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper reports the results of a case study investigating the importance and awareness of national student survey (NSS) improvement initiatives in one department at a university in the South of England. The paper is motivated by the observation that despite many initiatives that the Department put in place since 2011 in response to poor NSS…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Undergraduate Students, Educational Improvement, National Surveys
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Chan, Carmen W. H.; Leung, Doris Y. P.; Lee, Diana T. F.; Chair, Sek Ying; Ip, Wan Yim; Sit, Janet W. H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Hong Kong has introduced a senior intake admission scheme which is similar to the US model of credit transfer from community college programmes to university bachelor programmes. The study aimed to assess the outcomes, in terms of generic capabilities, of introducing a senior intake articulation scheme to a bachelor of nursing curriculum in Hong…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Educational Environment, Program Implementation
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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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Bates, Madeleine; Curtis, Sally; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There are arguably many factors that affect the way a student learns. A recent report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) on student academic experience in the UK states that class size is an important factor in the quality of the student experience and that smaller class sizes provide greater…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Attendance, Medical Students, Learning Strategies
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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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McEvoy, Claire T.; Hunter, Ruth F.; Matchett, Kyle B.; Carey, Linda; McKinley, Michelle C.; McCloskey, Karen D.; Woodside, Jayne V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There is still much to learn about the support required by postgraduate research students, across academic disciplines, to facilitate successful completion of a research degree. The primary aim of this study was to explore postgraduate medical science research students' perceptions of academic and mentoring support at different stages during their…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Medicine
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Aditomo, Anindito – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Mature epistemic beliefs underlie higher-order thinking and learning outcomes. Previous studies have established that epistemic beliefs predict task-specific performance. However, there is mixed evidence regarding the relationships between such beliefs and course-level academic performance. This study investigated whether disciplinary type ('soft'…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
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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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Bell, Adrian R.; Brooks, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper analyses data from the National Students Survey, determining which groups of students expressed the greatest levels of satisfaction. We find students registered on clinical degrees and those studying humanities to be the most satisfied, with those in general engineering and media studies the least. We also find contentment to be higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Surveys
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Whittle, Sue R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recent studies have indicated that the "sophomore slump" (dissatisfaction and disengagement of second year students in the US) may also be observed in other countries, including the UK. However, no studies have reported on the effects of support interventions on student perceptions. This study used the DREEM-S survey, a modification of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Cabral, Ana; Lambirth, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK, the provision of accelerated undergraduate programmes is responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse and career-focused student body and a flexible, ever-changing labour market. These fast track degrees are particularly new in education where recent developments in school autonomy and teacher training have had consequences on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Walters-Archie, Alecia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic support system that is available online for distance students can prove quite beneficial to them before and especially during their course/programme of study. Potter posited that the goal of a programme's academic learner support services for distance learners must be to meet their needs by linking them with fellow students, faculty…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Support Services, Learning Experience, Student Surveys
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Schofield, Cathy; McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Deciding what degree to study and where are very important decisions to make for a range of practical and economic reasons, and much research has been undertaken in this area. What has not been considered previously is the decision-making processes of students who have completed an associate degree, such as a Higher National Diploma or Foundation…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Meehan, Catherine; Howells, Kristy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Measuring student experience in terms of satisfaction is a national measure used by prospective students when considering their higher education choices. Increasingly league tables are used as a means to rank universities with a limited interrogation of the reality of students' experiences. This study explored the question 'What really matters to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs
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