Accelerated degrees: an institutional experience – the (beyond NSS) student perspective

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Accelerated degrees have existed within global higher education for many decades, but have become topical in the UK due to Government desires for more universities to offer degree study in this format (UK Government, 2017; DfE, 2019). More flexible learner models to match more diverse student populations are some of the underpinning drivers.

Abertay University has piloted a suite of accelerated degree programmes since 2015 with built-in annual reviews designed to examine the staff and student experience of engagement with this study route. In 2019 a more in-depth survey was instigated to provide a broader understanding of motivators for students pursuing the accelerated pathway, as well as ascertaining (through qualitative dialogue) a description of their study experience. Responses were compared with those on the nonaccelerated forms of the same degree programmes. This session will provide Abertay context to this study route and explore the student experience from a non-NSS perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2019
EventSRHE Annual Research Conference: Creativity, Criticality and Conformity in Higher Education - Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Dec 201913 Dec 2019 (Conference website)


ConferenceSRHE Annual Research Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewport, Wales
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