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Widening participation: does cultural capital really make a difference for first year students?
Government policy to widen participation at university is aimed at producing significant changes in the student demographic. This will likely increase the number of students from non-traditional backgrounds such as those ...
"Don't ask me what I think of you I might not give the answer that you want me to": An exploration of 1st year university students' expectations and experiences from the students' and the teachers' perspectives.
(International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2010)
Students are likely to approach their first days at University with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. They may be enthusiastic about their independence and learning new skills and knowledge, but may also be nervous ...
What do commencing undergraduate students expect from first year university?
(International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2011)
The expectations of students entering their first year of undergraduate study in South Australia were investigated. Responses from 3,091 students allowed a comprehensive understanding of students’ expectations. Most ...
The significance of being first: A consideration of cultural capital in relation to “first in family” student’s choices of university and program. A Practice Report
(International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2011-07)
This presentation explored the differences between expectations of first in family students and students who have immediate family members (parents, care givers, or siblings) who have attended university before them. The ...