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The Experience of Being First in Family at University

Pioneers in Higher Education

Authors: King, Sharron, Luzeckyj, Ann, McCann, Ben

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  • Explores the experiences of successful first in family students across a range of disciplines and institutions
  • Provides intuitive observations and reflections on the first in family experience
  • Offers new data and recommendations for the widening participation of an increasingly diverse student cohort
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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.

About the authors

Associate Professor Sharron King (PhD) is the Head of UniSA College. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a tertiary educator and has led numerous teaching and learning studies investigating the student experience and academic practice. Her research interests focus primarily on students' transition to university, as well as student health and well-being and widening access to university for students who face educational disadvantage.
Dr Ann Luzeckyj is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years in both Australia and England, as a lecturer and in libraries (in a range of different roles). She tutored and worked as a research assistant on various projects which explored support for first year students; preparing academics to teach in universities and redeveloping curriculum. She was also a project manager on the ALTC-funded Preparing Academics for Teaching in Higher Education (PATHE) project (2008 - 2010) and was part of the project committee and a key researcher on the ALTC (then OLT) funded First Year Student Expectations and Experiences project (2009 - 2011).
Associate Professor Ben McCann is Head of French Studies at the University of Adelaide.  He was the Director of Student Experience for the Faculty of Arts there from 2012 to 2017 and co-Chief Investigator on the First Year Student Expectations and Experiences project (2009 - 2011).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Experience of Being First in Family at University
Book Subtitle
Pioneers in Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0921-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0921-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-0920-9
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 113
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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