On Tuesday 9th June 2020, Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading), together with Dr. Tiffany Chiu (Imperial College London), were invited to talk about their recent research to colleagues at the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP), part of Paris Diderot University and the French National Centre for Scientific Research.
The seminar focused on the academic success of non-traditional students, as well as the concept of the ideal student in higher education. Originally a face-to-face workshop in Paris, the seminar was adapted for a virtual delivery through the Zoom platform, with an interactive activity based on the ideal student survey.
The relevant papers from these talks is below, all with open access:
- Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). Exploring the concept of ‘ideal’ university student. Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1643302
- 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