Retaining students is a key priority for all UCA course teams. But retention is a complex topic, and there are a great many factors that influence a student’s decision to leave a course.

So what can you do? Well, the articles below explore different aspects of retention and provide practical suggestions that can help. UCA has undertaken research into the challenges that many of our students face, particularly in their first year of study, and below you will find reports by Lynda Fitzwater, Katie Allder and Dr. Mary-Lou Barratt that contextualise retention across the university.