Balancing books and bills: an exploration of the hidden world of student workers
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by SRHE News Blog
1d ago
by Fabio R Aricò, Laura Harvey and Ritchie Woodard The pattern is familiar across many universities: more and more students are asking to be excused from attending classes, submitting coursework, and even sitting examinations, because of work commitments. Not long ago, these requests would have been dismissed as feeble justifications and lack of planning but, in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, this rising phenomenon is a signal that students are struggling to make ends meet and that ad-hoc institutional responses have not yet addressed this challenge (Jones (2022), OfS (2023)). During ..read more
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It is not just about evaluation: the role of research in supporting widening participation
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by SRHE News Blog
6d ago
by Neil Raven Much attention is now directed towards the role of evaluation in efforts to widening higher education participation. Indeed, the evaluation of interventions aimed at broadening HE access, and ensuring the success of those from under-represented groups once they are at university, is considered a priority by the Office for Students [OfS], (Blake 2022; OfS, 2023a; OfS, 2024). Various guidance documents prepared by the HE regulator, both for individual higher education providers (OfS, 2023b), and Uni Connect, the government funded collaborative outreach programme (OfS, 2022), set ou ..read more
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For meta or for worse…
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by SRHE News Blog
1w ago
by Paul Temple Remember the Metaverse? Oh, come on, you must remember it, just think back a year, eighteen months ago, it was everywhere! Mark Zuckerberg’s new big thing, ads everywhere about how it was going to transform, well, everything! I particularly liked the ad showing a school group virtually visiting the Metaverse forum in ancient Rome, which was apparently going to transform their understanding of the classical world. Well, that’s what $36 bn (yes, that’s billion) buys you. Accenture were big fans back then, displaying all the wide-eyed credulity expected of a global consultancy firm ..read more
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New evidence on the challenges and consequences of precarious work for university students
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by SRHE News Blog
2w ago
by Claudio Morrison and Janroj Yilmaz Keles Introduction A paper for the Symposium on ‘Inequalities in HE during Covid-19’ (SRHE Conference, 6 December 2023, Birmingham) provides new evidence on the ‘social suffering’ that university students endure due to precarious employment. Based on findings from the project ‘Learning from Labour: Critical Pedagogy for Working Students’ carried out at Middlesex University in 2022-2023, the study explores the educational and employment challenges faced by working students in UK post-92 universities (MDX News, 2023). Researchers Janroj Keles, Claudio Morri ..read more
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Promoting students’ interest through culturally sensitive curricula in higher education
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by SRHE News Blog
2w ago
by Kathleen M Quinlan Around the world, there is a move toward making curricula more culturally sensitive, diversified, or decolonized. However, the impact of such curricula on students is not yet well understood. My colleagues and I sought to research effects of cultural sensitivity on students’ interest in their subjects, focusing primarily on students in professional education programs across 7 participating institutions. We presented this research at the 2023 SRHE conference. The full paper was published this month in Higher Education. We report briefly on the findings and significance of ..read more
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The interplay of occupational subcultures and HE curricula changes how and what student professionals learn
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by SRHE News Blog
3w ago
by John Donaghy At the SRHE International Conference in December 2023, I was delighted to have the opportunity to present an insight into my doctoral thesis: ‘An Examination of University Paramedic Students’ Enculturation into the Ambulance Service.’ This was my first time at the SRHE conference, consequently the inevitable nerves were always with me. However, I had no reason to worry, the warm welcome and supportive environment with liked minded people was an excellent opportunity for me to ‘tell my story’.  My EdD viva in 2021 followed an ethnography over several years (starting in 2013 ..read more
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The SRHE Digital University Network: A Decade of Trends and Future Directions
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by SRHE News Blog
3w ago
by Katy Jordan, Janja Komljenovic and Jeremy Knox The SRHE Digital University Network was launched in 2012, with a view to present “critical, theorised and research-based perspectives on technologies in higher education”. As the landscape of digital technologies being used in different ways across the higher education sector is subject to change over time, we took the opportunity through the 2023 SRHE conference session to reflect on what the Digital University means and think about the future of the network. We invite you to contribute to this debate and participate in our future events. Loo ..read more
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Looking for Love in 2024
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by Kai Syng Tan It’s nearly Valentine’s, and I’m looking for love. Don’t be silly, you scoff. Love doesn’t exist. Silly Lovers   Silly, then, for one Paulo Freire (1921-1997) to claim education as an act of love. Evoking the four-letter word no fewer than fifty times in the English translation of his Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) the Brazilian educator and philosopher links love with solidarity, humanisation and liberation, to clarify education’s mission as building a world where it is easier to love, and where educators must risk acts of love. Laughable, too, that his contemporary Jam ..read more
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Doctoral progress reviews: managing KPIs or developing researchers?
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by Tim Clark All doctoral students in the UK are expected to navigate periodic, typically annual, progress reviews as part of their studies (QAA, 2020). Depending on the stage, and the individual institutional regulations, these often play a role in determining confirmation of doctoral status and/or continuation of studies. Given that there were just over 100,000 doctoral students registered in the UK in 2021 (HESA, 2022), it could therefore be argued that the progress review is a relatively prominent, and potentially high stakes, example of higher education assessment.  However, despite ..read more
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Inclusive research agendas: what’s excluded?
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by Jess Pilgrim-Brown University discourse, policy, and practice has focused increasingly on access, widening participation and inclusion over the course of the last thirty years (Heath et al, 2013). In particular, understanding access, participation and inclusion for those who align with the different protected characteristics (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) has been of interest to academic research, given various political movements to widen access to higher education. There is a wealth of research in the space of equity, equality, and inclusion which has started to prise open the dail ..read more
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