Supporting international students in UK higher education institutions

McDonald, Ian (2014) Supporting international students in UK higher education institutions. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 18 (2). pp. 62-65.

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Abstract

International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK’s student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are supporting them. This paper examines the additional complications involved in supporting international students, with a specific focus on cultural issues, and will make recommendations as to how practice can be improved. Key recommendations include the introduction of greater support for staff who teach and support international students and the expansion of orientation programmes
for international students to include topics such as current educational culture in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: international students; support; training
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:27
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3291

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