This report from the Office for Institutional Equity at the University of East London provides insights into ‘Prior learning experience, study expectations of A-Level and BTEC students on entry to university and the impact of Covid19’ across three universities between 2019 and 2021. It highlights the disadvantages on entry many students face.
Welcoming the report, Jonathan Neves, Advance HE Head of Business Intelligence and Surveys, said:
“Advance HE is pleased to have the opportunity to host this valuable report on our site and help it reach as wide an audience as possible."
"Among a wealth of vital insights, the report makes a key contribution to our understanding of students’ prior experiences and how this has shaped what they may expect higher education to be like.
"Looking specifically at student expectations, the annual Advance HE – HEPI Academic Experience Survey regularly finds that undergraduate student experiences are different from expectations, but it is not always easy to know what those expectations were. This report provides vital evidence to help plug that gap, for example in terms of contact hours, independent study hours, study and assessment styles, and preferred types of feedback.
"We are grateful to Michelle and her colleagues at the Office for Institutional Equity, University of East London, for enabling us to help share the report in this way.”