When a student goes to university the most common assumption is that they leave home and it is their right of passage. They choose which university has the course they want to do, or they choose the university they think will give them their best chance of entering into their chosen career. They have worked […]
Read More LIving at home
Over the last few months the rhetoric around returning to campus and teaching face to face has become clouded by the fear that student experience will suffer if we have “online learning”. This was a confusing message for many of us in higher education who have been supporting staff to use online tools and other […]
Read More Online Learning?
I remember when I was at school and had to decide what subjects I would be taking for O’levels (or what became GCSEs). I went to a comprehensive school and the advice was that we should choose what we are interested in and not to choose subjects to be with your friends. Had they not […]
Read More The choices we make
It is the end of teaching in UK higher education and we are heading to the Christmas break. I watched the Making of Elf and that got me thinking about “The Making of” my study for my PhD I know there have been studies looking into the digital experiences of students and the ones I […]
Read More The making of UK commuter students digital access and use
The focus of my research is digital access and inequality within the group of students known as commuter students. When I started to read around the literature about students who had been labelled as commuters I was really surprised how diverse they were and how difficult it was to identify what it was that earned […]
Read More If you think commuter students are defined by their location, think again.