HERE poster january 2010

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HERE poster january 2010

  1. 1. The HERE! Project “The people I live with and the friends I have made are so lovely I worried Id never see them again.” Student doubter explaining what has helped them stay at University (March 2009) Research Key Findings The HERE Project has two strands: Non-doubters more likely to persist 1. Student Doubters 98.3% of non-doubters persisted and were still in HE in the next academic year Are Doubters more likely to leave than non-doubters? 95.7% of doubters persisted What can we learn from doubters who remain? (based on 370 students who provided permission to track progress) 2. Programmes with Better than Peer Rates of Retention Reasons to Doubt and Reasons to Stay are NOT simply opposites What can we learn from programmes with better rates of retention than their peers? Reasons to doubt = course related, then problems with lifestyle Reasons to stay = support from friends & family (primarily made at university) & future Work conducted goals • 5 surveys to first year students (1,932 student respondents) • 5 focus groups to test doubters’ experiences (13 interviewees) Quantitative differences between non-doubters, doubters & leavers • 6 leavers interviewed Before they withdrew, leavers appeared to be having a measurably poorer experience • 2 programmes surveyed For example leavers reported lower levels of enjoyment and confidence that they could copeContact ed.foster@ntu.ac.uk, ckeenan@bournemouth.ac.uk, r.currant@bradford.ac.uk

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