students

1. Early days

Dr Julie Hulme (Keele University) tells us that many students find the...

Manchester Met University played host to this three-day event, where academics, university representatives and students discussed the many initiatives and difficulties in engaging large cohorts of students in higher education. Many RAISE delegates referenced the emerging '...

A psychology undergraduate in her second year, 'Nora' has recently been on an alarming downward spiral. Three years ago she began experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and she found it hard to stay motivated and focused on her studies. She has lost...

There is increasing awareness of the problem of unreliable findings across social, psychological and biomedical research. The ‘publish or perish’ culture, and the bias towards generating novelty and positive results, may incentivise running multiple small studies measuring...

Plagiarism happens so quickly and easily in these days of ‘cut and paste’, multiple deadlines and pressure to produce excellent work. Some students pay a high price – a survey of 93 UK higher education institutions identified 9229 formally recorded cases of plagiarism in one...

Slumped in a chair at the back of the room – unshaven, dressed in a beanie and an oversized duffle coat – the student had just muttered: ‘Look, I pay tuition fees. I can sit here if I want’. If I hadn’t had a boisterous class of undergraduates waiting to be taught statistics...