Be prepared?: preparing mature students for university entry in England and Aotearoa New Zealand


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Author: Bowl, Marion; Whitelaw, Lis


This paper explores the notion of preparedness for university entry in relation to mature students in England and Aotearoa New Zealand. It focuses on what has become the predominant entry route for mature students in England and Wales - the National Open College Network (NOCN) accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma - and on university-based Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) programs in Aotearoa New Zealand. The paper highlights the differences in the way the notion of preparedness is integrated into access and bridging provision in the two countries whilst exploring...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Participation; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Equity

Keywords: Nontraditional students; Reentry students; Learning support; University; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; England; New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Milton Keynes, England: Open University, 2010

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: Special issue

Journal date: November 2010

Pages: pp. 13-29

ISSN: 1466-6529

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 116.1068

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