ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT THE POSTGRADUATE LEVEL IN THE UK: COMPARISON BETWEEN HOME, EU AND OVERSEAS STUDENTS AT THE UWE
Published: 4 Sep 2014
Abstract: This paper analyses data from an online survey that was conducted on postgraduate students at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of the West of England (UWE), in Bristol. It explores differences in education outcome between home, EU and overseas postgraduate students by investigating factors affecting their academic performance. Overall, the findings indicate that home students perform better in both coursework and exams than their EU and overseas counterparts. Additionally, gender, weekly studying hours and relevant academic background are all found to be good predictors of the academic performance (as measured by the Assessment Grade Level) across the three student categories.
Keywords: uk home students, european students, overseas students, assessment grade level
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