Freshers of ‘15: student perspectives

Date:Dec 2017
Topic(s): Student experience, Cross-cultural
Type(s): UKCISA Grants, Pilot project, Funded in 2015-16
The University of Sussex offered their students a platform to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences about their life and studying in the UK as they progressed through their degree. Their journey was tracked through focus groups, blogs, vlogs and open forums to gain an insight into international students’ cultural adaptation to the UK. The findings aimed to directly shape the services offered and to help to ensure that university services are responding at appropriate times to the challenges being faced.