Here Project Poster September 2010

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Here Project Poster September 2010

  1. 1. The HERE Project Key Findings: September 2010 <ul><li>Doubting students are more likely to withdraw than non-doubters </li></ul><ul><li>-656 1 st years responded to a survey in March 2008, 370 granted us permission to track their progress (NTU) </li></ul><ul><li>-In this sample: </li></ul><ul><li>-Continuation rates amongst non-doubting 1 st yr students = 98.2% (n=234) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation rates amongst doubting 1 st yr students = 91.17% (n=136) </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>Doubters appeared to be less aware of the differences between FE & HE, in some cases did less preparation before starting </li></ul><ul><li>They were less likely to feel valued by teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>Main reasons Doubters cited for Staying </li></ul><ul><li>Friends & Family (particularly friends formed at University), future goals and determination </li></ul><ul><li>For one group of doubters contact with NTU staff was particularly important </li></ul>Satisfaction More likely to continue Leavers Doubters Non-Doubters 2-part strategy to help prevent doubters becoming leavers Contact: Ed Foster Reduce incidences of doubting Create a supportive environment for doubters Early & useful 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

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