Dr Richard Budd

Lecturer in Higher Education

Research Overview

I am a Lecturer in Higher Education, and my main research interests relate to three interlinked questions: how higher education as a sector (and idea) works, how organisations in the sector mediate policy, and how students experience and negotiate their time at university. I am particularly interested in exploring how these questions compare on a domestic, as well as international, basis. I have recently completed a project on social science doctoral training, and my current work investigates how being a student varies between different kinds of university in the same region - you can see details of the project here.

Looking for Love in the Student Experience
Budd, R. 2019 In: Post-critical perspectives on higher education. Springer
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Undergraduate Degree
Budd, R. 2019 In: SAGE Encyclopaedia of Higher Education, v.5. Sage
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Using Vignettes to explore reality and values with young people
Kandemir, A., Budd, R. 1/05/2018 In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 10, 2, 23 p.
Journal article

Eliciting the Institutional Myth: exploring the ethos of the university in Germany and England
Budd, R. 2018 In: European Journal of Higher Education. 8, 2, p. 135-151. 17 p.
Journal article

The DTC Effect: ESRC Doctoral Training Centres and the UK Social Science Doctoral Training Landscape
Budd, R., O'Connell, C., Yuan, T., Ververi, O. 2018 Liverpool : Liverpool Hope University Press. 50 p.
Other report

Higher Education – from Global Trends to Local Realities
Budd, R. 14/08/2017 In: International and Comparative Education. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Undergraduate orientations towards higher education in Germany and England: problematizing the notion of ‘student as customer’
Budd, R. 1/01/2017 In: Higher Education. 73, 1, p. 23-37. 15 p.
Journal article

Disadvantaged by degrees?: How Widening Participation students are not only hindered in accessing HE, but also during – and after – university.
Budd, R. 2017 In: Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 21, 2-3, p. 111-116. 6 p.
Journal article