A comparison of staff perceptions and student experiences of issues associated with university

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622725
Title:
A comparison of staff perceptions and student experiences of issues associated with university
Authors:
Briggs, Steven G. ( 0000-0002-2578-6025 ) ; Pritchett, Norma
Abstract:
A significant body of research (Yorke, 1999a; 1999b; 2000a; 2000b) has examined difficulties experienced by students who withdraw from university. However, less work has been undertaken around students who experience difficulties but choose to remain in their studies. Similarly, limited work has addressed how tutors and university support staff perceive difficulties associated with the student experience and whether these are in line with student accounts. The lack of research around university staff perceptions is surprising given that tutors must have a good knowledge of the student experience in order to be able to understand and support learning. The purpose of this study was twofold. Firstly, to examine what difficulties students reported experiencing during university and secondly, to ascertain if university staff knowledge of student difficulties were in line with student accounts. Using semi-structured interviews and an online questionnaire, staff and student perceptions of university difficulties were examined. Results showed that all students experienced difficulties whilst studying. It was generally found that university staff had a good knowledge of student difficulties. However, two types of difficulty were identified (related to university systems and experience of teaching) of which staff were less aware. Possible explanations for findings are offered along with recommendations as to how findings might influence a learning developer.  
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Briggs S, Pritchett N (2010) 'A comparison of staff perceptions and student experiences of issues associated with university', Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 2 (), pp.-.
Publisher:
Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
Journal:
Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education
Issue Date:
31-May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622725
Additional Links:
http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/52
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1759-667X
Appears in Collections:
Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBriggs, Steven G.en
dc.contributor.authorPritchett, Normaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T10:10:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-04T10:10:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-31-
dc.identifier.citationBriggs S, Pritchett N (2010) 'A comparison of staff perceptions and student experiences of issues associated with university', Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 2 (), pp.-.en
dc.identifier.issn1759-667X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622725-
dc.description.abstractA significant body of research (Yorke, 1999a; 1999b; 2000a; 2000b) has examined difficulties experienced by students who withdraw from university. However, less work has been undertaken around students who experience difficulties but choose to remain in their studies. Similarly, limited work has addressed how tutors and university support staff perceive difficulties associated with the student experience and whether these are in line with student accounts. The lack of research around university staff perceptions is surprising given that tutors must have a good knowledge of the student experience in order to be able to understand and support learning. The purpose of this study was twofold. Firstly, to examine what difficulties students reported experiencing during university and secondly, to ascertain if university staff knowledge of student difficulties were in line with student accounts. Using semi-structured interviews and an online questionnaire, staff and student perceptions of university difficulties were examined. Results showed that all students experienced difficulties whilst studying. It was generally found that university staff had a good knowledge of student difficulties. However, two types of difficulty were identified (related to university systems and experience of teaching) of which staff were less aware. Possible explanations for findings are offered along with recommendations as to how findings might influence a learning developer.  en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAssociation for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/52en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectstudent experienceen
dc.subjectdifficultiesen
dc.subjectlife eventsen
dc.subjecttutor awarenessen
dc.subjectuniversity staff awarenessen
dc.subjectX342 Academic studies in Higher Educationen
dc.titleA comparison of staff perceptions and student experiences of issues associated with universityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Learning Development in Higher Educationen
dc.date.updated2018-06-04T09:30:14Z-
dc.description.noteSherpaRomoe says author can archive publisher's version/PDF-
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