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Heffernan, Troy A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Students at America's most renowned private universities face different acceptance rates, college wealth, class sizes, and potential graduate earnings even in comparison with students at the nation's highest-ranking public institutions. The analyses that led to these findings frequently focused on national or state-wide comparisons of public…
Descriptors: College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Bray, Esther – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to share a case study from Brunel University London's Department of Life Sciences, where a change project was established to manage a significant increase in undergraduate student numbers. It gives an insight into the key factors behind the successful implementation of change, in particular focusing on how the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Departments, Biological Sciences, Change Strategies
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Wilson, Margaret R.; Corr, Philip J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
The "raison d'etre" of all universities is to create and deliver "academic value", which we define as the sum total of the contributions from the 360-degree "angles" of the academic community, including all categories of staff, as well as external stakeholders (e.g. regulatory, commercial, professional and community…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Outcomes of Education, Professional Services, Social Psychology
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Budd, Richard – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
There is no shortage of literature addressing the range of reasons why more disadvantaged groups are underrepresented in higher education--and particularly elite universities--in the UK, and it is clear that this has little to do with any real deficiency in terms of ability. This paper begins with an overview of this issue but then extends the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees
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Grimwood, Michelle E. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Little is known about the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) university students in the UK. One of the main reasons for this seems to be that the monitoring of sexual orientation and gender identity is not routinely undertaken and is not consistent across all Higher Education establishments. This can mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Homosexuality, Student Attitudes
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Millward, Christine V. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
In December 2014, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) introduced the "Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals" which will inform external judgement on each university's approach to conflict management from the current academic year 2015-2016. The framework aims to improve the complaint process for…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Student Rights, Grievance Procedures, Arbitration
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Coulson, Jonathan; Roberts, Paul; Taylor, Isabelle – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The article discusses current and likely future trends within the architecture and master planning of university campuses. It argues that higher education administrators must maximise the value of the campus to create physical environments that enhance the student experience.
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Campuses, Universities, College Planning
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Behrens, Rob – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The prevention and resolution of student complaints are critical factors in maintaining and improving the student experience. Rob Behrens looks at the wider context, drawing on lessons from beyond higher education, to examine the opportunities and possible pitfalls.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Problems, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Schofield, Mark – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Institutional Research (IR), as a concept, has been gaining traction in the UK and across the world, as evidenced by the growing number of European, African, Australasian and North American associations, communities, conferences and publications. This paper stresses the need for high-quality (Institutional) research behaviours, aligned with and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Student Experience, Benchmarking
McDonald, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK's student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Purcell, Wendy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
"Disruption"--while an evocative word triggering feelings of anxiety and perhaps even fear--also signals renewal and growth. The Higher Education (HE) sector in England has experienced some profound disruption over the years, and yet has emerged stronger and renewed in many ways. The impact of recent disruptive forces, from fees to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Student Experience
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Baranova, Polina; Morrison, Sue; Mutton, Jean – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The student experience in higher education is firmly placed at the top of the strategic agenda for the majority of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK at present. In the current climate of public cuts, universities increasingly have to strike a delicate balance between cost efficiencies and delivery of the high-quality university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Student Experience, Learning Experience
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Jones, Glyn – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
Since 2006 students have been paying top-up tuition fees and there has been much discussion in the sector about their impact on higher education institutions (HEIs). One of the main effects has been the frequently cited notion of the student as a fee-paying customer, seeking greater value for money not only for their fees but also for their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Tuition
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Pearn, Sophie M. – Perspectives London policy and practice in higher education, 2004
Higher education (HE) in the UK is undergoing extensive changes. One key change is the increasing prominence of postgraduate education. Higher demands on employees create the desire for more qualifications and greater skills. This increasingly consumer-oriented focus to postgraduate education has created a need for information about quality and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Graduate Students, Quality Control