Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) was an invited speaker at Abertay University (Scotland) as part of their on-line staff development seminar series (2nd February 2022), and at New City College (London) as part of their on-line scholarship event (9th February 2022).

Together with co-author Dr. Tiffany Chiu (Imperial College London), Dr. Wong discussed their research on the concept of the ideal student, which unpacks what is ideally expected or desired of students in higher education.

Below are the relevant publications from the talks above:

  • Chiu, Y.L.T., Wong, B., & Charalambous, M. (2021). ‘It’s for others to judge’: What influences students’ construction of the ideal student? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 45(10), 1424-1437. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1945553
  • Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2021). Exploring the concept of ‘ideal’ university student. Studies in Higher Education, 46(2), 497-508. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1643302
  • Wong, B., DeWitt, J., & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2021). Mapping the eight dimensions of the ideal student in higher education. Educational Review. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/00131911.2021.1909538
  • Wong, B., & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2021). The Ideal Student: Deconstructing expectations in higher education. Open University Press.


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