Monday, 11 June 2012

Fwd: 'What Works? Student Retention & Success' workshop - 21 & 22 June 2012

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Subject: 'What Works? Student Retention & Success' workshop - 21 & 22 June 2012
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:07:55 +0000
From: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>
Reply-To: Foster, Ed <ed.foster@NTU.AC.UK>

And if you’re not going to the excellent event at Leicester on the 22nd, this might be of interest to you…


What Works? Student Retention & Success

Using findings from the three year research project to change institutional practice


Thursday 21 & Friday 22 June 2012

Nottingham Trent University, City Site


Dear colleague


Between 2008 & 2011, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation & HEFCE funded seven research projects to explore factors that supported student retention & success. The researchers found a range of issues that reinforced the findings from earlier research into student withdrawal. However, importantly, they also identified factors that help students to remain and succeed. ‘What Works?’ was always intended to be useful to practitioners, not just researchers, and so we are offering this free two-day seminar on strategies for improving retention & success.


The two days will focus on slightly different elements:


Thursday 21 June  – learning, teaching and curriculum design for improving student retention and success


Friday 22 June  – peer-to-peer, pastoral and professional support for improving retention and success


The sessions will include presentations from three of the project teams, will provide plenty of opportunity for colleagues to reflect on their own practice and consider strategies for improving retention at their own institution.


For more information and to book a place, please take a look at:


This session is of interest to:


·         Lecturers, particularly personal tutors and course leaders

·         Staff developers

·         Learning developers

·         Colleagues working on institutional strategies to support retention such as WPSA and OFFA

·         Colleagues involved in student support







Ed Foster

Study Support Co-ordinator, Nottingham Trent University Library

0115 848 8203,


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The Learning Institute 
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