R.M. Ayoubi and H.K. Massoud
International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 21, 2007, p. 329-349
Successive UK governments have encouraged universities to increase the numbers of fee-paying students they attract from overseas. This paper investigates the UK higher education sector's response to these policy imperatives through an analysis of the mission statements of 117 institutions and an analysis of data on foreign student numbers collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Universities fall into one of four categories:
Education + Training, vol. 49, 2007, p.380-390
This research investigated students' perceptions of the impact of undertaking paid work on their university experience. A total of 336 undergraduates completed a questionnaire and results showed that 59% were employed for an average of 15 hours per week in term time. They engaged in paid work to service their debts and finance current living expenses in the face of lack of financial help from parents. Working students felt that employment boosted their skills and confidence, but admitted to being tired in lectures and spending less time than they should studying. They also considered that they could have achieved better grades if they had spent more time on their assignments.