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dc.contributor.authorField, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMorgan-Klein, Natalieen_UK
dc.description.abstractAs a policy goal, widening participation is increasingly associated with retention and completion. For those who are concerned with equity or social mobility, it makes little sense to recruit new types of student if they do not then qualify for a graduate profession. There has been growing interest in retention and completion among researchers and policymakers, with much attention centring on the extent to which new students can be helped to integrate into the institution. Drawing on a study of undergraduates in the UK, this chapter explores the extent to which student support services and wider informal support networks feature in students' narratives of retention. Conceptually, we are interested here in the ways in which students feel themselves to be legitimate members of the ‘imagined community' of higher education, a concept that we have adapted from Anderson's treatment of nationalisms (Anderson, 1991).en_UK
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_UK
dc.relationField J & Morgan-Klein N (2012) The Importance of Social Support Structures for Retention and Success. In: Hinton-Smith & T (eds.) Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide?. Issues in Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 178-192.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssues in Higher Educationen_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: Tamsin Hinton-Smith, editor, Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?, 2012, Palgrave Macmillan reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'.en_UK
dc.subjectWidening participationen_UK
dc.subjecthigher educationen_UK
dc.subjectnon-traditional studentsen_UK
dc.titleThe Importance of Social Support Structures for Retention and Successen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Tamsin jf nmk chapter.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 36 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleWidening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide?en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInitial Teacher Education - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorField, John|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMorgan-Klein, Natalie|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorHinton-Smith, |en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorT, |en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameTamsin jf nmk chapter.pdfen_UK
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