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Enhancing the early student experience

Trotter, E and Roberts, CA 2006, 'Enhancing the early student experience' , Higher Education Research and Development, 25 (4) , pp. 371-386.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with identifying how the early student experience can be enhanced in order to improve levels of student retention and achievement. The early student experience is the focus of this project as the literature has consistently declared the first year to be the most critical in shaping persistence decisions. Programme managers of courses with high and low retention rates have been interviewed to identify activities that appear to be associated with good retention rates. The results show that there are similarities in the way programmes with high retention are run, with these features not being prevalent on programmes with low retention. Recommendations of activities that appear likely to enhance the early student experience are provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education, progression, retention, strategies, widening participation
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: ?? sch_sbs ??
Journal or Publication Title: Higher Education Research and Development
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 07294360
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 14:32
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1210

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