London, United Kingdom, October 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Amidst high rates of unemployment amongst graduates and with significant changes to the higher education system adding to existing financial and external pressures; the Student Retention in Higher Education Conference investigates the impact of changes to funding arrangements on student retention and ways to reduce drop-outs.
Official figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that record numbers of students were abandoning university courses last year as the higher education drop-out rate increased by 13 per cent. Now more than ever Higher Education (HE) Institutions need to come together to reverse this trend by focussing on improving student support services to increase retention, progression and completion rates.
This timely conference will examine the impact of recent reforms, ensuring fair access and putting students at the heart of the system. Fundamental areas covered will include improving and enhancing the student experience, early intervention for the most vulnerable students and ensuring a sense of belonging and identity for all.
Attend this event to learn from best practice case study examples and ensure you are equipped to meet the challenges ahead and better engage, recruit and retain students.
Benefits of Attending:
- Understand the implications of changes to student finance and funding on student participation, retention and progression
- Obtain clarification on ways to widen participation and learn how access requirements support retention
- Hear how to embed retention strategies within your approach to student recruitment from the outset
- Take away guidance on how to improve student engagement and enhance the student experience
- Learn how to identify and support groups of learners at greater risk of early withdrawal
- Benefit from a best practice example of how to embed a sense of belonging and identity in students
- Gain insight into developing career goals and engaging students in career planning to improve employability
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