Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Studying and Learning

Laming, M.M., Morris, A. and Martin-Lynch, P. (2019) Studying and Learning. In: Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education. Palgrave Pivot, pp. 121-131.

Link to Published Version:
*Subscription may be required


At the beginning of the chapter, the adjustment to study is discussed. Those factors which emerged as likely predictors of successful study at this level are explored using men’s reporting of their experience of success at school and length of time between any other formal learning and starting their degree programme. Other aspects relating to expectations, persistence, effective study skills and the value of Access/bridging courses are discussed. The chapter then looks at the challenges and concerns that the men report relating to learning and teaching; lack of time and money; lack of confidence and stress. Men’s views on their future and their pleasure and surprise at how much they are enjoying their studies brings the chapter to a close.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2019
Item Control Page Item Control Page