Mrs Heather Cockayne

Senior Tutor in Education

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I teach on the MA Education (International) and MA Digital Technologies, Communications and Education programmes. My specialisation is international higher education studies and the student experience. 

My doctoral research focuses on experiences of international students in the UK. It focuses on the representation of the student voice and examines how international students navigate learning environments. Other research has focused on Sino-British partnerships, which included the activities and practices of those involved in TNE and also the policy implications for such partnerships. Future directions for research include online and blended learning as well international higher education partnerships from multiple perspectives: teaching, learning, quality, curriculum, leadership and policy. 

I am part of the Higher Education Research Network (HERE @ Manchester). 

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General) - Higher Education, International education, Comparative Education, China, Transnational Education

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