Here poster june 2011

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Here poster june 2011

  1. 1. The HERE Project (2008-2011) Key Findings Doubting students are more likely to withdraw than non-doubters - Continuation rates amongst non-doubting 1 st yr students = 98.2% (n=234) - Continuation rates amongst doubting 1 st yr students = 90.3% (n=124) <ul><li>Research Activity </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 students surveyed </li></ul><ul><li>10 programmes audited </li></ul><ul><li>Literature review conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Student progression tracked </li></ul><ul><li>Project Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Retention Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>2 chapters in textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>1 journal article on male retention </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous conference presentations and posters </li></ul><ul><li>Future Embedding </li></ul><ul><li>The Learning Development Team will work with programmes to embed findings into working practices </li></ul><ul><li>Been invited to disseminate practice through the national HE STEM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Main reasons for Doubting </li></ul><ul><li>- Programme Related: particularly ‘anxiety about coping’ and ‘course not as expected’. </li></ul><ul><li>- Doubters rate all aspects of University experience more negatively, leavers even more so </li></ul><ul><li>Main reasons Doubters stated for Staying </li></ul><ul><li>Friends & Family (particularly friends formed at University), future goals and determination </li></ul>Reduce incidences of doubting Create a supportive environment for doubters Early feedback Contact with staff/ reducing feelings of anonymity Help understanding transition to HE Help learning in appropriate manner Creating communities within curriculum Opportunities to build a support network Demonstrating long term benefits of programme Satisfaction More likely to continue Leavers Doubters Non-Doubters 2-part strategy to help prevent doubters becoming leavers

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