Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education

Simm, David and Marvell, Alan D and Winlow, Heather and Schaaf, Rebecca (2011) Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education. Planet (24). pp. 2-9. ISSN 1473-1835

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Abstract

The number and variety of foundation degrees offered by UK universities has grown in recent years. Many are delivered off-campus at partner Further Education institutions or through workplace learning, whilst others are partly embedded within existing undergraduate degree programmes at Higher Education institutions. Each route presents Higher Education with new issues and challenges, namely responding to the skills training and pastoral support needed by incoming foundation degree students at different levels of HE. The ability of foundation degree students to make the transition to a university environment will affect their academic performance,and retention and completion rates. This article explores these aspects in relation to foundation degrees offered by two universities and Further Education colleges in southwest England.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foundation degree, top-up degree, student support, focus groups, geography education, vocational, widening participation, transition
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 15:31
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/769

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