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Decisions about whether University attendance will be ‘worth it in the long run’ are key, now that student finance issues are very much at the forefront of student’s minds due to changes in the structuring and payback of student fees. This brings with it considerations of value for money and future financial return on investment. These have been subject to numerous quantitative studies and analysis.
However, alongside financial appraisal, students are now transcending into ‘prosumers’ who are also seeking to be informed about student satisfaction. The numerous league tables mean HE institutions are attaching importance to the National Student Survey and the Teaching Excellence Framework.
Against this background, this research looks to understand what students’ expectations were of, and as a result of, a specific professional practice based course (CIPD Advanced Standing). In doing so, it also seeks to unravel the students’ frameworks and terms of reference against expectations of how the course would bring professional and personal change.