Higher education research

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Best practice, First year students, Graduate students, Graduate study, Student experience, Student needs, University curriculum, University role, Case studies, Interviews, Focus groups, Higher education


This is volume one of a set of case studies that explore the postgraduate student experience. The theme of this case study is first year postgraduate student experience and is based on experiences derived from student engagement breakfasts, interviews, and focus groups with 366 people across the stakeholder groups of postgraduate students, educators, and university executives from 26 institutions. The case studies constitute part of the output from the project, Engaging postgraduate students and supporting higher education to enhance the 21st century student experience.

Place of Publication

Canberra Australia


Office for Learning and Teaching


9781760289928 (PDF), 9781760289935 (DOCX), 9781760289942 (print ed)