Category Archives: First Year Experience

Retention strategies that work

Student retention is a growing issue that affects us all. But what can we do about it? Since 2008, the Higher Education Academy has been undertaking research into effective strategies for student retention and success. The first phase of their … Continue reading

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How can induction tutoring help with retention?

Report authors Lynda Fitzwater (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Katie Allder (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Executive summary This qualitatively-researched cross-campus UCA report highlights course leaders’ views on level 4 tutoring practices and retention. Email and phone interviews … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn episode 8 – Ruth Torr

_ Ruth Torr, Course Leader in Acting and Performance, shares the strategies she has developed to help her staff and students discuss mental and physical health to improve wellbeing and achievement. Ruth has also kindly shared some of the presentations … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Retention and Engagement at UCA: The First Year Experience

This learning and teaching research project was initiated earlier this year with the aim of looking at the ways in which the institutional characteristics and disciplinary cultures within UCA affect retention and engagement among first year undergraduates The research, now … Continue reading

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