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The impact of placements on the academic performance of UK and international students in higher education

Publication type
Crawford, I and Wang, Z. (2014) The impact of placements on the academic performance of UK and international students in higher education . Studies in Higher Education, ( ). pp. 1-24.

Abstract

This study investigates the effect of year-long placements on the academic performance of 268 accounting and finance students enrolled between 2006 and 2009. The results show differences between UK and international students although both statistically and significantly increase their final-year marks and their chance to obtain a good degree (first or 2.1) following placements. UK sandwich students outshine international sandwich students in the final year, while UK full-time students significantly underperform international full-time students in the first year only. The academic performance of UK students can be partly explained by prior academic achievement and gender but that of international students is not related to any of these individual factors. There is evidence of self-selection among UK sandwich students since they outperform UK full-time students at all levels, while no such a pattern is found among international students.
Publication type:
Article
Theme(s) and sub-theme(s):
Curriculum (including learning, teaching and assessment) > Work-based learning and placements
Authors:
Crawford, I and Wang, Z
Publication title:
Studies in Higher Education
Official URL:
Reference number:
HEER000493
Summary deposited on:
12 Aug 2014
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