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Presenters: Clare O'Donoghue & Stephen Burbidge, Middlesex University
Stephen gathered his data through the use of ‘rich pictures’ were students expressed themselves through icons. He has found this to be a good tool which highlights student’s concerns in their first 2 weeks after their arrival in the UK.
Clare gathered data from 68 completed questionnaires. The first set of questions related to personal data, educational context in which English was learnt and types of academic assessment.
The second questionnaire contained questions ranging from accommodation to wellbeing. The questionnaires offer rich data which gives an in-sight into the experiences of students. A number of analyses have been produced from the questionnaires including pre-arrival anxieties which came true. I highly recommend that you visit the link below to get a fuller picture and believe the results would be beneficial to any one involved with over-seas students.
Betty Sinyinza, CLTE