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A second chance at 'success': UK students and global circuits of higher education

Brooks, R and Waters, J (2009) A second chance at 'success': UK students and global circuits of higher education Sociology, 43 (6). 1085 - 1102. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

While the literature on highly skilled international migration has grown substantially over recent years, the motivations and experiences of an important sub-group — the internationally mobile student — have remained under-researched. In an attempt to redress this gap, this article draws on in-depth interviews with 85 young adults, to explore the choices and motivations of UK students who choose to study abroad for the whole of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. While studies of east to west migration have typically emphasised the importance of an international higher education as a high-prestige, first choice option for those students who can afford it, we argue that, for UK students, choices are configured differently. For many of our respondents, overseas education offered primarily a ‘second chance’ at accessing elite education. There is an erratum for this article at: http://soc.sagepub.com/content/43/6/1085/suppl/DC2 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038510373333

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published as A second chance at 'success': UK students and global circuits of higher education. Available online at: http://soc.sagepub.com/content/43/6.toc
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 14:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/533450

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