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Generational Encounters with Higher EducationThe Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience$
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Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, and Anwesa Chatterjee

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529209778

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529209778.001.0001

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Introduction: The Emergence of a ‘Graduate Generation’

Introduction: The Emergence of a ‘Graduate Generation’

(p.1) 1 Introduction: The Emergence of a ‘Graduate Generation’
(p.i) Generational Encounters With Higher Education

Jennie Bristow

Sarah Cant

Anwesa Chatterjee

Policy Press

This chapter outlines the unique approach taken by this study of the changing academic-student relationship in the context of both massification and the marketisation of British Higher Education. The book explores how the meaning of the ‘University experience’ is produced and interpreted by prospective and current undergraduates, by those working in Higher Education, and by wider networks of family and friends. It considers how the purpose of the University, and the role of students and academics, has been framed by politicians, over successive waves of policy making, and the disjuncture between these narratives and the ways in which those working and studying in Universities articulate what they do and why. By taking a generational perspective, the book considers how discussions about the University today are contextualised by historical experience.

Keywords:   Generation, Higher Education, University, Academics, Students, Policy, Massification, Marketization, Mental Health

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