This chapter reports on mature-age male students’ motivations and aspirations in relation to employment and undertaking a university degree. Delving more deeply into these stories, it became apparent that, for most men, such work-related motivations were very closely linked to a number of more personal reasons. These reasons are then explored in more detail and a number of strands emerge that are linked to educational experience, family, self-investment and self-direction, and life-events as catalysts for change. The men’s voices are forefront as the chapter draws to a close.
KeywordsMotivations Aspirations Self-investment Life experiences
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