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Here project mindmap

  1. 1. help students make the transition to HE Improve communication & relationships with staff Identify and respond to manage factors that lead to doubting students at risk Help students make more informed 2008-2011 choices in first place Recommendations HEFCE part of What Works? Student Improve social integration Retention & Success funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation Improve sense of belonging Foster student motivation Background Nottingham Trent University support students to stay Encourage active engagement Bournemouth University Ensure good communication & Partners University of Bradford access to student support Previously worked together on Learnhigher CETL 37% in 2009 Approx 1/3 of all 1st yr students have doubts Impact of doubting on retention 32% in 2011 a) Areas of research Impact programme teams make on retention 98% of non-doubting survey respondents were still in HE the academic year after starting Therefore non-doubters Doubters are more likely to leave than non-doubters We define doubters as those 92% of doubting respondents b) Doubting likely to be a normal students who have doubts strong were still in HE part of transition process enough to have considered doubters definition of doubting doubters= withdrawing at some point 12% Non-doubters those who have not non-doubters Doubters report a poorer quality 29% gap between expectations and experience experience compared to non-doubters The HERE Project Doubters c) Rickinson & Rutherford Doubters usually report more Previous studies into doubting Mackie 2.1 reasons on average than one reason for doubting d) Roberts et al feedback particularly important But, this was students no1 priority The primary reasons for doubting Findings NTU 2008 Welcome Week survey (n=1059 lifestyle relate to the programme Other reasons for doubting e) Pilot studies interviews with programme staff accommodation BU 2009 interviews with withdrawn students Support from friends & family March - May 2009 (n = 873) Student Transition Surveys all 3 institutions Adapting to the course Feb - May 2011 (n=1063) personal commitment/ drive 4 main reasons why doubters stayed f) Research methodology particularly employability all 3 institutions 46 student participants Future goals Focus groups & interviews either side of Christmas programme teams Primary times for considering leaving 10 pro- interviewed In our study, few doubters pre-arrival g) Programme audits grammes all 3 institutions students surveyed However, even amongst those who had decided to leave, not all chose to do so h) Different degrees of doubting males more likely to leave Some student groups more Females more likely to doubt likely to doubt than others i)The HERE Project.mmap - 25/11/2011 -
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