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Voices of isolation and marginalisation– an investigation into the PhD experience in Tourism studies

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posted on 18.10.2021, 13:18 by Emma Bettinson, Claire Haven-TangClaire Haven-Tang

This paper examines the challenges presented by the PhD journey in the internationalised environment of UK Higher Education and gives voice to the experiences of students. It focuses particularly on the issue of isolation and marginalisation. Through semi-structured interviews with students and supervisors at three institutions, it reveals that social interaction, lack of academic community and the individualised nature of the supervisory relationship are key factors in feelings of isolation. In addition, findings suggest that academic discourse and the maintenance of academic conventions and hierarchy exacerbate feelings of marginalisation. The paper offers important insights for universities regarding the management and support of doctoral students and suggestions to improve their experience, thereby enhancing the appeal of the UK doctorate.


    History

    Published in

    The International Journal of Management Education

    Publisher

    Elsevier

    Acceptance Date

    19/05/2021

    Publication Date

    20/07/2021

    Version

    AM (Accepted Manuscript)

    Citation

    Bettinson, E. and Haven-Tang, C. (2021) 'Voices of isolation and marginalisation–An investigation into the PhD experience in tourism studies', The International Journal of Management Education, 19(3), p.100539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100539

    Print ISSN

    1052-5629

    Electronic ISSN

    1552-6658

    Cardiff Met Affiliation

    • Cardiff School of Management

    Cardiff Met Authors

    Emma Bettinson Claire Haven-Tang

    Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

    Welsh Centre for Tourism Research

    Copyright Holder

    © The Authors

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    Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses

    Language

    en