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Liz Thomas
Edge Hill University
64Publications
15H-index
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#1Liz ThomasH-Index: 15
Increasing the number of students who complete their higher education (HE) studies is growing in importance across Europe; it is seen to contribute to individual and national prosperity, and to improve the efficiency of the HE system. The Higher Education Drop-out and Completion in Europe (HEDOCE) project examined the issue of ‘study success’. The methodology utilized a literature and policy review, two surveys of an HE expert in each European country, and eight in-depth mixed-method national ca...
#1Liz ThomasH-Index: 15
#2Vicky DuckworthH-Index: 6
Last.Michele BoardH-Index: 4
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As nursing continues to advance health care in the 21st century, the present change in demographics, tied with the ongoing disparities in health care and health outcomes, will warrant our enduring attention and action. This paper argues that increasing the diversity of the workforce in professional healthcare roles is necessary to meet the demand for nurses, midwives and other health professionals. This drive includes recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce that mirrors the Unite...
#1Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 15
#2Vicky DuckworthH-Index: 6
In England many professional healthcare qualifications, including nursing, are only achievable through higher education, for which tuition fees are payable from this year (2017-18) onwards. This paper is concerned about maintaining both the number and diversity of healthcare professionals to meet the needs of a diverse and ageing population. It reviews student views and the available statistical evidence about the impact of the introduction of tuition fees on applicants, and literature and empir...
#1Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 15
In the UK students have traditionally moved away from home to study in higher education, but this is changing as a consequence of greater participation, and the shift in responsibility for financing study from the State to individual students and their families. This research under took 60 qualitative interviews with students of all ages who defined themselves as ‘commuters’, who continue to live at home whilst studying. The study found that while the students largely viewed themselves as ‘good ...
#1Christine Hockings (University of Wolverhampton)H-Index: 6
#2Liz ThomasH-Index: 15
Last.R.L. JonesH-Index: 14
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ABSTRACTIndependent learning is one of the cornerstones of UK higher education yet it is poorly understood by students and is seen by politicians as a poor substitute for face to face teaching. This paper explores students’ understandings, approaches and experiences of independent learning and how they may become more effective independent learners. This large scale qualitative study, funded by the HEA, included students-as-researchers, independent learning diaries, and student-led interviews. F...
#1Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 15
The UK has a longstanding and successful approach to expanding participation in higher education (HE) by students from under-served groups, whilst retaining academic quality. This has been achieved by focusing not just on who gains access to the academy, but also on ensuring their success within HE and beyond. This approach is explicit in the National Strategy for Access and Student Success, and the newly introduced Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which in 2017 assessed and graded the teach...
#1Vanessa Heaslip (BU: Bournemouth University)H-Index: 8
#2Michele Board (BU: Bournemouth University)H-Index: 4
Last.Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background Widening participation into higher education is espoused within educational policy in the UK, and internationally, as a mechanism to promote equality and social mobility. As nurse education is located within higher education it has a responsibility to promote widening participation within pre-registration educational programmes. It could also be argued that the profession has a responsibility to promote equality to ensure its' workforce is as diverse as possible in order to b...
#1Liz ThomasH-Index: 15
This contribution to the Higher Education Encyclopedia considers how higher education institutions can embrace national and international policy aspirations to widen access and participation in higher education by traditionally under-served groups. In particular it focuses on how to lead and manage institutions to recruit a diverse population, expanding higher education beyond traditional elites, and enable them to be successful in higher education and beyond. There are three ways in which insti...
#1Vicky Duckworth (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 6
#2Liz Thomas (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 15
Last.Derek C. Bland (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 7
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AbstractIn England and Australia, higher education institutions are required to widen participation in higher education by including students from under-represented and non-traditional groups. Widening participation is most effective when it starts early – during compulsory education and other forms of pre-tertiary education. Higher education institutions are providers of pre-service and in-service teacher education, and therefore have the potential to ‘join the dots’ between teacher education a...
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