Studying and Learning

  • Madeleine Mattarozzi LamingEmail author
  • Aileen Morris
  • Pamela Martin-Lynch
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


At the beginning of the chapter, the adjustment to study is discussed. Those factors which emerged as likely predictors of successful study at this level are explored using men’s reporting of their experience of success at school and length of time between any other formal learning and starting their degree programme. Other aspects relating to expectations, persistence, effective study skills and the value of Access/bridging courses are discussed. The chapter then looks at the challenges and concerns that the men report relating to learning and teaching; lack of time and money; lack of confidence and stress. Men’s views on their future and their pleasure and surprise at how much they are enjoying their studies brings the chapter to a close.


Study Learning Challenges Obstacles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aileen Morris
    • 2
  • Pamela Martin-Lynch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.University of LincolnLincolnUK
  3. 3.PerthAustralia

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