Indian students at QUT : expectations and experiences

Basu, Swati & Akbar, Heena (2012) Indian students at QUT : expectations and experiences. In Richardson, Katie, Chang, Shanton, & McGrath, Terry (Eds.) 23rd ISANA International Education Association Conference Proceedings, ISANA International Education Association Inc., Auckland, New Zealand.

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India currently ranks among the top source countries for the Australian education industry and therefore, a better understanding of the concerns and challenges confronted by Indian students is essential. This study was undertaken to assess the needs and expectations of Indian students enrolled at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) that would inform the formulation of strategies to provide superior service to the current and future cohorts of students coming from India. Data collection was undertaken through surveys and focus group meetings. The findings reveal the acute need for more effective dissemination of information prior to the students commencing their programs on both academic and non-academic aspects of university life as well as the resources and support available at QUT. Usage of English in an academic setting, career related services, accommodation, and networking opportunities were identified as some of the key areas of concern by the participants.

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ID Code: 56938
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Indian students, focus groups, International students experience, HERN
ISBN: 9780975718070
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 02:01
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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