Report 26: The Experience of Joint Honours Students of English in UK Higher Education

Student experience

Overview

This report is about the experience of Joint Honours students studying English. Based on a series of focus groups conducted with students in 2010/2011, it provides evidence of the how they come to embark on joint honours study, the benefits they gain and the difficulties they encounter. The report also explores how students identify themselves, the synergies they perceive between their subjects and how they cope with different expectations and teaching styles. Students also give their views on how they are approaching their dissertations and, in the longer term, their future careers. The report concludes with consideration of how joint honours students of English in UK HE might be better supported.

Author: John Hodgson
Series Editor:
Jane Gawthrope
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-905846-55-9

Read the report online

 

Download the report