Special Issue: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

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Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

London Review of Education special feature

Home is a multidimensional concept - simultaneously a place, a feeling and an experience - in which complex interactions between space, time and relationships take place. Home-making, understood as practices, processes and routines of making oneself at home in a specific environment, is a universal human capacity, which is at the same time an individual practice. Against the backdrop of current higher education internationalisation discourse, there is a need to understand how universities can become more welcoming places for all students.

Problematising the divide between ‘international’ and ‘home’ students that puts into question who the campus belongs to, this series show-cases high-quality papers that provide a perspective on the internationalisation of higher education based on the view of university campuses as intercultural spaces that all students need to learn to navigate and inhabit. By focusing on students’ home-making as day-to-day practices on spatial, material and social levels, the articles in this series provide fresh insights into students’ experiences of university and the ways in which they manage, or do not manage, to make a home for themselves on the internationalised campus.

Publication date: from May 2023


Issue Editors

Bojana Petrić, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Cristina Ros i Solé, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Prue Holmes, Durham University, UK


Article list

Articles will be listed here upon publication.


Home-making in the internationalised university: a theoretical and personal encounter through SWANA Forum for Social Justice

Authors: Reem Ben Giaber, Nidal Al Haj Sleiman, Jumana Al-Waeli
Published: 11 October 2023


Narratives of home-making on a Colombian intercultural campus

Author: Alexánder Ramírez Espinosa
Published: 04 October 2023


(Un)doing home: exploring home-making and identity – an example of a project in a London higher education classroom

Authors: Judith Rifeser, Donata Puntil, Elena Borelli
Published: 27 September 2023


Searching for belonging: learning from students’ photographs about their higher education experiences

Authors: Zhuo Min Huang, Heather Cockayne
Published: 02 August 2023


All carrot – no stick: an alternative award framework to enhance ‘international’ students’ sense of belonging and engagement in the extracurricular

Authors: Harry Harrop, Stephanie Hoppitt
Published: 26 July 2023


Defying grand narratives of ‘being an international student’: finding ‘home’ in the Other

Authors: Yasmine Sadoudi, Adrian Holliday
Published: 24 May 2023


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