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In what sense ‘distinctive’? The search for distinction amongst cross-border student migrants in the UK

In what sense ‘distinctive’? The search for distinction amongst cross-border student migrants in the UK

Tindal, Scott, Packwood, Helen, Findlay, Allan, Leahy, Sharon and McCollum, David (2015) In what sense ‘distinctive’? The search for distinction amongst cross-border student migrants in the UK. Geoforum, 64. pp. 90-99. ISSN 0016-7185 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.001)

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Abstract

This paper offers a geographical analysis of the concept of ‘distinction’ in relation to student mobility within the UK. The analysis in this paper is based primarily on interviews with Scottish students who have chosen to study in England, and English students who have done likewise in Scotland. The paper problematises the concept of ‘distinction’ in the stratified higher education system of the UK. The paper’s originality lies in showing how global forces affect these intra-state student flows and how ‘distinction’ as a driver of mobility is signified. The research offers a starting point in understanding the glocalisation of student mobility.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distinction, differentiation of higher education, student mobility, glocalisation, ‘The good university’
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 12:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24259

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