Understanding level 5 sport and exercise student's perspectives of barriers to progression at UON

  • Whewell, E. (Author)
  • Lee Waters (Author)
  • Mark Wall (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminar/WorkshopResearch


This project is a mixed methods investigation into the perceived barriers to attainment and progression. Phase 1 will be phenomenological case study of the lived experiences of level 5 sport and exercise students. It would aim to understand the complexities of success in HE, far beyond entry qualifications, IMD and POLAR characteristics, to offer a first-hand account of student perceptions and interpretations of the barriers they face in progression, retention and completion on their programme. Using focus groups and interviews with students from a range of indices we offer a set of rich case studies exploring the interpretations of our students lived experiences and challenges.
Period23 Jun 2022
Event titleLearning and Teaching Conference 2022
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • access and participation
  • reducing inequalites
  • retention
  • Higher Education