chapter  8
12 Pages

Diversities and commonalities in the student experience

ByMICHAEL OSBORNE, JOHN BRENNAN, ROBERT EDMUNDS

The two key decisions faced by potential students are what to study and where to study it. Increasingly, these decisions are being informed by public information – often in league table form – of the strengths and weaknesses of different universities and of different study programmes within them. But how far do these differences matter, in terms of the outcomes of learning for individual students?