In what sense ‘distinctive’? The search for distinction amongst cross-border student migrants in the UK

Scott Tindal, Helen Packwood, Allan Mackay Findlay, Sharon Leahy, David McCollum

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    Abstract

    This paper offers a geographical analysis of the concept of ‘distinction’ in relation to student mobility within the UK. The analysis in this paper is based primarily on interviews with Scottish students who have chosen to study in England, and English students who have done likewise in Scotland. The paper problematises the concept of ‘distinction’ in the stratified higher education system of the UK. The paper’s originality lies in showing how global forces affect these intra-state student flows and how ‘distinction’ as a driver of mobility is signified. The research offers a starting point in understanding the glocalisation of student mobility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)90-99
    JournalGeoforum
    Volume64
    Early online date18 Jun 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

    Keywords

    • Distinction
    • Differentiation of higher education
    • Student mobility
    • Glocalisation
    • ‘The good university’

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