Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation) spoke to fellow researchers and practitioners at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Social Mobility on Wednesday 19th November.

Billy talked about his recent papers on the academic success of non-traditional students, with an emphasis on practical implications for individuals and institutions. He also delivered a similar session for Reading colleagues in the library services as part of their ‘Staff Development Hour’ on Friday 15th November.

Dr. Billy Wong and Dr. Anna Mountford-Zimdars (Co-Director of the Centre for Social Mobility)


The relevant papers from these talks is below, all with open access:

Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). ‘Swallow your pride and fear’: The educational strategies of high-achieving non-traditional university students. British Journal of Sociology of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1604209

Wong, B. (2018). By chance or by plan?: The academic success of nontraditional students in higher education. AERA Open, 4(2), 1-14. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2332858418782195