Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation) has published his book, The Ideal Student, with Dr. Tiffany Chiu from Imperial College London. Based on his Ideal Student project, funded by the British Academy, the book provides a comprehensive account and discussion of the concept of the ideal student, with theoretical, empirical and practical contributions to knowledge.

The official website of the book can be found here and it is also available on popular book websites, such as Amazon, bookdepository, Foyles, Waterstones and WHSmith.

For more information on Dr. Wong’s research, visit his staff profile page here. You can also follow him on Twitter here.



Wong, B., & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2021). The Ideal Student: Deconstructing Expectations in Higher Education. London: Open University Press.