HERE – Learning from the Doubters<br />Becka Currant, Ed Foster & Chris Keenan<br />
Background<br />HERE Project set up as part of the ‘What Works? Student Retention & Success Programme’ <br />HEFCE/ Paul H...
Why did students have doubts?<br />
Strand One: Student DoubtersStudent Transition Survey<br />	Have you considered withdrawing at any point during your first...
Student Transition Survey (March – May 2009)<br />
Progression <br />
Current Course Experiences: Doubters vs. non-doubters (Bournemouth)<br />% is the number of students who agreed or strongl...
Why diddoubters choose to stay?<br />
Some Recommendations<br />
Implications from the research	<br />To improve retention requires work in two areas:<br />Reduce student doubting<br />Pa...
Thanks very much for your time<br />Any Questions?<br />
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  • NatSo student doubters were more likely to become leavers – NTU non doubters were five times more likely to persistLarger sample size – looked at doubting – so figures for staying/leaving etc from doubters (NOT leavers) Add profiles of stduents who withdrew?NTU16 students from 370 withdrew (4% of respondents)Gender 8 female (3% of respondents)8 male (6% of respondents)Age11 were aged 18 – 21Disability1 student withdrew from 24 (4% of respondents)Mode of Study5 part time students withdrew (50% of respondents)
  • HERE Project Presentation for European First Year Experience Conference 2010

    1. 1. HERE – Learning from the Doubters<br />Becka Currant, Ed Foster & Chris Keenan<br />
    2. 2. Background<br />HERE Project set up as part of the ‘What Works? Student Retention & Success Programme’ <br />HEFCE/ Paul Hamlyn Foundation<br />Collaborative project<br />Two strands<br />Why do more students have doubts than leave?<br />Surveyed at all 3 institutions – March – May 2009 <br />Followed up with focus groups and interviews<br />What can programmes do to have a positive impact on retention?<br />
    3. 3. Why did students have doubts?<br />
    4. 4. Strand One: Student DoubtersStudent Transition Survey<br /> Have you considered withdrawing at any point during your first year? <br /> Please tell us what made you consider leaving.<br /> What has helped you decide to stay on your course?<br />
    5. 5. Student Transition Survey (March – May 2009)<br />
    6. 6. Progression <br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8. Current Course Experiences: Doubters vs. non-doubters (Bournemouth)<br />% is the number of students who agreed or strongly agreed with each statement<br />Base = 87 (doubters = 40, non-doubters = 47)<br />
    9. 9. Why diddoubters choose to stay?<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. Some Recommendations<br />
    12. 12. Implications from the research <br />To improve retention requires work in two areas:<br />Reduce student doubting<br />Particularly course related factors<br />Work on the reasons why students stay<br />Particularly friendship, community, belonging factors<br />
    13. 13. Thanks very much for your time<br />Any Questions?<br />

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