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Content Alert: New Articles (11th May 2012)

The following Early View articles are now available on Wiley Online Library.

Original Articles

Migration, urban growth and commuting distance in Toronto’s commuter shed
Jeffrey J Axisa, K Bruce Newbold and Darren M Scott
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01097.x

Original Articles

Mobile ‘green’ design knowledge: institutions, bricolage and the relational production of embedded sustainable building designs
James Faulconbridge
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00523.x

Creating and destroying diaspora strategies: New Zealand’s emigration policies re-examined
Alan Gamlen
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00522.x

The demographic impacts of the Irish famine: towards a greater geographical understanding
A Stewart Fotheringham, Mary H Kelly and Martin Charlton
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00517.x

Transnational religious networks: sexuality and the changing power geometries of the Anglican Communion
Gill Valentine, Robert M Vanderbeck, Joanna Sadgrove, Johan Andersson and Kevin Ward
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00507.x

Geographies of transition and the separation of lower and higher attaining pupils in the move from primary to secondary school in London
Richard Harris
Article first published online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.519.x

Rethinking governance and value in commodity chains through global recycling networks
Mike Crang, Alex Hughes, Nicky Gregson, Lucy Norris and Farid Ahamed
Article first published online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00515.x

The ‘missing middle’: class and urban governance in Delhi’s unauthorised colonies
Charlotte Lemanski and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal
Article first published online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00514.x

Science, scientific instruments and questions of method in nineteenth-century British geography
Charles W J Withers
Article first published online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00513.x

Genome geographies: mapping national ancestry and diversity in human population genetics
Catherine Nash
Article first published online: 18 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00512.x

Militant tropicality: war, revolution and the reconfiguration of ‘the tropics’c.1940–c.1975
Daniel Clayton
Article first published online: 18 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00510.x

Beginners and equals: political subjectivity in Arendt and Rancière
Mustafa Dikeç
Article first published online: 13 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00508.x

Scaling up by law? Canadian labour law, the nation-state and the case of the British Columbia Health Employees Union
Tod D Rutherford
Article first published online: 13 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00506.x

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Content Alert: Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 2012)

The latest issue of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers is available on Wiley Online Library.

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Tuition Tourism : International student mobility as British students move abroad

by Fiona Ferbrache

Branded ‘tuition tourism’ by the media, the practice of travelling across borders to obtain further education was the subject of a BBC News report by Chris Buckler last Friday. Speaking from Amsterdam, Buckler introduced students from the UK who are currently enrolled in university and colleges throughout the Dutch city. At University of Amsterdam, British-student numbers have doubled since last year, and more are expected next September when UK university fees rise. While the majority of Britons currently studying in Europe are exchanges students or postgraduates, the report interviewed sixth formers whose options have broadened geographically with the realisation that studying abroad may be one solution to avoid higher tuition fees.

For those uncertain of the value of study abroad, a forthcoming paper in TIBG may prove useful reading. Developing earlier work on international student mobility, Findlay et al. present the results of a large survey conducted among UK students based at universities in six countries around the world. The paper presents a much more complex understanding of international student mobility than most existing theories enable. Among the findings, Findlay et al. argue that students from the UK consider study abroad as a trajectory through which they can distinguish themselves and use this ‘difference’ to broaden future opportunities, including career aspirations. However, as the authors indicate, the majority of students from the UK tend to be concentrated in a few elite or specialised institutions.

Who the students are that study abroad, and where they go to, may change over the next few years as cheaper degrees available outside of UK become increasingly considered options for potential undergraduates.

   BBC News (2011) UK students choose European universities as tuition fees rise. BBC1 23 September 2011 (available online)

  Findlay, A.M., King, R., Smith, F.M., Geddes, A. & Skeldon, R. (forthcoming) World class? An investigation of globalisation, difference and international student mobility. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.