The first year experience in Australian universities: findings from a decade of national studies


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University of Melbourne. Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)


This report examines the experiences of first year university students over a 10 year period and reports on six key areas: aspirations, change and uncertainty in the first year; student expectations and adjustments to university study; engaging with learners and learning at university; managing commitments in the first year; perceptions of teaching and satisfaction with courses; and the first year experience of significant student groups. An important finding of the report is that the 2004 respondents continued to rate both interest-related and job-related reasons as important in their...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Participation; Students; Research

Keywords: University; Enrolment; Attitude; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEST, 2005

Physical description: 115 p.

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ISBN: 0642775311 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Kerri-Lee Krause ... [et al.]

A project funded by the Higher Education Innovation Programme, Department of Education, Science and Training.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/AG 82.01

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