How can we think more holistically about university students’ experiences?
Universities are all, well, different. At the moment that difference is often represented in league tables, which don’t tell you much about what a university is actually like. This project starts to explore different ways of thinking about universities, and how they are important. The idea is to have much more interesting – and representative – ways of comparing universities.
Richard Budd is a Lecturer in Higher Education, and his main research interests relate to three interlinked questions: how higher education as a sector (and idea) works, how organisations in the sector mediate policy, and how students experience and negotiate their time at university. He is particularly interested in exploring how these questions compare on a domestic, as well as international, basis