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Understanding and Improving the Student Experience in Higher Education
Navigating the Third Space




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ISBN 9780367441135
April 8, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With a focus on improving student experiences in higher education, this book explores the challenge through a ‘third space’ perspective.

This key text studies a variety of approaches by drawing on higher education policy, interviews with academics working in third space roles in higher education in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, North America and Italy as well as auto-ethnographic narratives. The chapters consider key topical areas affecting student experience including, academic support, assessment and feedback, creative approaches to pedagogy, approaches to supporting international students and students as partners. This work offers further insights into the way in which the ‘third space’ roles are so important to the functioning of higher education institutions and the ways in which the improvement of the student experience is inexorably intertwined with those in such roles.

With evaluative and practice-based insights into embedding institutional changes to improve student outcomes, this book bridges the gap between academia and administration and is ideal reading for anyone interested in improving the student experience within their institution.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Leadership roles in higher education and the relationship with the improvement of the student experience  3. The power of innovative pedagogy in the post-Covid era  4. The role of third space professionals in supporting students transitions in higher education  5. Designing coordinated assessment and feedback initiatives  6. Closing the loops—An evaluation of student-led module feedback at one UK higher education institution  7. Creative approaches to student engagement  8. Considering strategies for the improvement of international students’ academic and cultural experiences of studying in the UK  9. The relational and dialogical nature of academic support  10. Final reflections

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Biography

Jan Bamford is Professor of International Higher Education and Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes at London Metropolitan University, UK

Elena Moschini is Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes at London Metropolitan University, UK

Cécile Tschirhart is Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.