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Staying local: how mature, working-class students on a satellite campus leverage community cultural wealth

Hope, Julia, Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2020) Staying local: how mature, working-class students on a satellite campus leverage community cultural wealth. Studies in Higher Education, . ISSN 0307-5079. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2020.1725874) (KAR id:77754)

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This paper presents the experiences of mature students at a satellite campus of an English higher education institution. Twenty students over age 25 who fit various widening participation criteria were interviewed at four points during their first two years of bachelor’s level study at a higher education (HE) centre in an area underserved by HE. Three aspects (familial, aspirational and social capital) of Yosso’s model of community cultural wealth emerged as assets supporting students’ success. Staying in their home communities allowed them to benefit from family and community networks, and their aspirations for their children fuelled their motivation. The study extends critical race theory to mature mostly white working-class students in English HE, contributing to policy debates about the role of satellite centres in supporting widening participation agendas. HEIs need to consider the capitals that mature students bring with them to their studies and how those support persistence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1725874
Uncontrolled keywords: Cultural capital, community cultural wealth, transition to higher education, satellite campus, widening participation, cold spot campus
Subjects: A General Works
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Julia Hope
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 09:54 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 23:00 UTC
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