Keeping our students: identifying factors that influence student withdrawal and strategies to enhance the experience and retention of first-year students

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Trotter, E. and Parmar, D. 2004. Keeping our students: identifying factors that influence student withdrawal and strategies to enhance the experience and retention of first-year students. Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences. 1 (3), pp. 149-168. https://doi.org/10.1386/ltss.1.3.149/0
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TitleKeeping our students: identifying factors that influence student withdrawal and strategies to enhance the experience and retention of first-year students
AuthorsTrotter, E. and Parmar, D.
Abstract

This article derives from local research at two UK universities as part of their institutional strategies to address retention and progression and enhance their students’ experiences of higher education. In both Middlesex University and the University of Salford, research has been undertaken to identify factors which influence the retention and success of first-year undergraduate students. Both institutions adopted qualitative methodologies to conduct research with first-year undergraduates and programme leaders to identify and to discuss emerging themes that may contribute to student retention and success. Although the research projects used different methods, comparable conclusions were reached with a particular emphasis on pre-entry information, the induction experience and aspects of learning and teaching.

KeywordsNew students, Success, Retention, Induction, Learning experience, Progression
Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
PublisherIntellect Ltd
JournalLearning and Teaching in the Social Sciences
ISSN1740-5866
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Print2004
Publication process dates
Deposited29 May 2013
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/ltss.1.3.149/0
LanguageEnglish
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