Keeping our students: identifying factors that influence student withdrawal and strategies to enhance the experience and retention of first-year students

Trotter, Eileen and Gallacher, Deeba (2004) Keeping our students: identifying factors that influence student withdrawal and strategies to enhance the experience and retention of first-year students. Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, 1 (3). pp. 149-168. ISSN 1740-5866

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Abstract

This article derives from local research at two UK universities as part of their institutional strategies to address retention and progression and enhance their students’ experiences of higher education. In both Middlesex University and the University of Salford, research has been undertaken to identify factors which influence the retention and success of first-year undergraduate students. Both institutions adopted qualitative methodologies to conduct research with first-year undergraduates and programme leaders to identify and to discuss emerging themes that may contribute to student retention and success. Although the research projects used different methods, comparable conclusions were reached with a particular emphasis on pre-entry information, the induction experience and aspects of learning and teaching.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): New students, Success, Retention, Induction, Learning experience, Progression
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 10633
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Depositing User: Deeba Gallacher
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 08:21
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:36
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10633

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