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Understanding the spatiality of student support and belonging

Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Queen Mary University of London

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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Educational Research Seminar 17 Nov 2016 Free  

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Understanding the spatiality of student support and belonging: An exploration of commuter-students' experiences at an English University

 

 Presented by:                                       

 

Dr Kirsty Finn, Lancaster University

 

Please feel free to bring along your lunch.

 

Abstract

The paper will draw on empirical research with undergraduate and postgraduate students whose participation at university is based upon regular travel to and from their permanent residence. The paper considers how this group conceptualize institutional 'support' for their well-being and belonging, highlighting formal and informal processes and the particular spatial dimensions of these for commuter-students. 

Biography

Kirsty Finn is Lecturer in Higher Education at Lancaster University. She is Co-director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation (Lancaster University) and Co-convenor of the BSA Youth Study Group. Kirsty’s main interests include students’ experiences of transition, mobility and change in the context of Higher Education; and particularly the gendered, classed and place-based dimensions of student expectations and everyday experiences of university. Kirsty is author of Personal life, young women and higher education: A relational approach to student and graduate experiences (2015, Palgrave) and has published in sociology and educational journals.

www.lancaster.ac.uk/educational-research/about-us/people/kirsty-finn


 

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Centre for Academic and Professional Development
Queen Mary University of London
Room 0.15, Scape East
E1 4GG 438-490 Mile End Road
United Kingdom

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT)


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Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Russell Group and recognised as one of the world’s top 100 universities. We are one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. 

 

The Centre for Academic and Professional Development provides excellent development opportunities across all areas of the University’s work, to staff and research students at QMUL and to other clients.

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