What difference does 'difference' make? A discussion with ethnic minority students about their learning experience in higher education

in Learning and Teaching
Shirin Housee

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This article explores the everyday experiences of minority ethnic students at a university in the West Midlands. Based on interviews with 23 second-level students taking Sociology modules, it seeks to highlight the key social, personal and pedagogic issues for this group of minority ethnic students and to deepen understandings of cultural identity and exchange on campus. The students' multiple narratives and voices are central to the article, as is the possibility that there are multiple ways of experiencing teaching and learning at a university.

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The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences