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Expectation versus reality: how do first year students allocate their time?. Clare Carter University of Ulster. University of Ulster. 4 campuses Approx 29,000 students full and part time Approx 5000 full-time first degree intake. Full-time student profile. Methodology. Questionnaires

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Expectation versus reality how do first year students allocate their time l.jpg

Expectation versus reality: how do first year students allocate their time?

Clare Carter

University of Ulster

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University of Ulster

  • 4 campuses

  • Approx 29,000 students full and part time

  • Approx 5000 full-time first degree intake

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Full-time student profile

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Methodology

  • Questionnaires

    • 2003-04 intake

    • At induction and week 8-10 first semester

    • 1794 responses to first questionnaire

    • 1285 to second

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University Expectation

  • 40 hours/week study time

    • Average 15 hours timetabled

    • 25 hours independent study

  • Up to 10 hours/week paid work

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Travel time

  • Average journey to university was 33 minutes one-way

  • 5 hours/week travel

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Student expectation and reality of independent study hours

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Paid work

  • 68% students had paying job on entry

  • 71% were working in weeks 8-10

    • 90% worked weekends

    • 35% weekday evenings

    • 13% weekdays on entry

    • 19% weekdays in weeks 8-10

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Paid work

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Social life

  • Clubs and societies – 26% had joined by week 8-10

  • Week nights out - 70% went out 1-2 nights Monday - Thursday

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Retention and Progression

  • No relationship with journey time

  • Paid work (week 8-10)

    • 71% of proceeding students have paid job

    • 74% of early leavers have paid job

    • 85% of those failing and leaving or asked to repeat year

  • No significant relationship with paid work hours

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Retention and Progression

  • Clubs and Societies

    • 28% proceeding students had joined

    • 24% of leaving or repeating

    • 11% of early leavers

  • Socialising

    • Little difference between groups

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Retention and Progression

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Retention and Progression

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Summary and questions

  • Very few students arrive with realistic expectation of hours of independent study

  • In week 8-10 reality of study hours is even less

  • Relationship with joining clubs for early leavers

  • Relationship with having paid work for progression

  • Relationship with study hours for progression

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