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The Experience of Being First in Family at University

Pioneers in Higher Education

  • Sharron King
  • Ann Luzeckyj
  • Ben McCann
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 23-35
  4. Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King
    Pages 37-48
  5. Ben McCann, Sharron King, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 49-61
  6. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 63-74
  7. Sharron King, Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 75-87
  8. Sharron King, Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 89-102
  9. Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King
    Pages 103-113

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what it means to be the first in family at university. It examines the factors that influence first in family students' decisions to enrol, attend and continue at university, and how their hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future affect their university experience. Using survey data and semi-structured interviews, the book offers valuable and far-reaching insights into the first in family student experience, and provides recommendations for future practice at the national and institutional level for teaching and professional staff as well as for first in family students. As universities face intense competition for students and growing economic constraints due to funding cuts and increasing costs, this book comes at a critical time.

Keywords

First generation Equity group University student Widening participation Social inclusion Student experience Student support First year experience Non-traditional students Policy makers Semi-structured interviews Narrative case studies Transition Diversity

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharron King
    • 1
  • Ann Luzeckyj
    • 2
  • Ben McCann
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0921-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0920-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0921-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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