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Making sense of academic life in the UK: The voice of the direct entry student at UWE

Hewish, David; Saville, Jane

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Authors

David Hewish David.Hewish@uwe.ac.uk
Subject Support Librarian: HLS

Jane Saville Jane.Saville@uwe.ac.uk
Academic Development Manager



Abstract

The academic experiences of a small group of direct entry international students were recorded by a cross-service/faculty project group at the University of the West of England. Findings showed that more could be done to inform prospective students about their course and the different academic culture they would experience. In response to the student interviews, the project team compiled recommendations and a toolkit for staff which focused on transition, teaching and learning, and academic support. Progress has included the introduction of pre-arrival tasks across all faculties and the formation of a cross-service International Student Experience Group.

Citation

Hewish, D., & Saville, J. (2015). Making sense of academic life in the UK: The voice of the direct entry student at UWE

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 3, 2015
Publication Date Nov 16, 2015
Deposit Date Nov 25, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 16, 2016
Journal International Student Experience Journal
Print ISSN 2397-3072
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 2
Pages 9-15
Keywords student experience, international students, direct entry students, academic culture, academic skills, transition
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/803147
Publisher URL http://isejournal.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/3/1/16311372/isej_038.02.15_j._saville_d.hewish.pdf

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