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Student retention - a new challenge for HE administration

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The Spark

Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace

Southampton

SO14 0YN

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As recruitment becomes more competitive, universities are now focusing on student retention initiatives. Whilst historically retention has meant an emphasis on classroom delivery, it is now a comprehensive concept addressing multiple aspects of the student experience. This conference offers the opportunity for senior HE administrators to explore emerging retention practice across their own institutions and how this is shaping the work of University administration.

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When registering for this event you will be asked to select which workshops you would prefer to attend. Please find further information on these below.

Workshop 1: Management information: Developing analytics to identify vulnerable students

This workshop will be to discuss the difference between learner analytics and predictive analytics, the relevance in utilising learner and/or predictive analytics and the impact that learner analytics and/or predictive analytics has on the HE sector.

Workshop 2: BME and disabled students: Closing attainment gaps

This workshop will be to discuss the national indicators regarding BME attainment and the national data on disabled students.

Workshop 3: Attendance systems: The role of attendance monitoring in an engagement framework

This workshop will be to discuss what attendance systems are being utilised in HE institutions, the main benefits and common issues found, how these systems are shaping attendance policies and how these attendance systems are being used to support student retention.

Workshop 4: Assessment: Does the nature of assessment influence student retention?

This workshop is to discuss the role for the professional administrator in shaping assessment delivery and feedback.

Workshop 5: Retention models: What frameworks are being introduced across our institutions?

This workshop is to discuss the frameworks for supporting student retention currently being implemented around the HE sector.

Workshop 6: Peer Mentoring: Implementation and best practice

This workshop is to discuss the impact peer mentoring has on student retention.

Workshop 7: Effective change management: How to make the most of interventions, at the point of student transfer, suspension or withdrawal

This workshop is to discuss the impact administrators can have on student retention at the point of a ‘Change of Circumstances’

Workshop 8: Supporting and retaining the most vulnerable students: How do we retain students with complex and/or multiple needs?

This workshop is to discuss the current processes within the HE sector in identifying and supporting those students with the most complex and/or multiple support needs.

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