Research and practice

    Key publications on research and practice including literature syntheses.

    Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education: Volume 2
    The second volume of the Compendium of effective practice includes a wide range of contributions each focusing on enhancing student engagement and belonging within higher education. Although mainly UK focused, overseas contributions include those from Africa, Canada and Bahrain.

    A useful and useable tool, together the two volumes of the Compendium encapsulate a wide range of different and exciting practical approaches which may be adopted and adapted by colleagues seeking to bring about positive change.

    The first volume can be found here

    Building student engagement and belonging in higher Education at a time of change: Final report from the What Works? Student Retention & Success programme. (Liz Thomas, 2012)
    Final report of the What works?  Student Retention and Success programme  published by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

    An Executive summary is also available: Summary of findings and recommendations from the What Works? Student Retention & Success programme.

    Other publications

    Compendium of effective practice in higher education retention and success
    This compendium presents a wide range of contributions all focused on improving the student experience in our universities.

    Engaging students to improve student retention and success in higher education in Wales
    This publication draws on the May 2010 conference Improving retention and success: retaining students to and through higher education organised by the Higher Education Academy and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

    Student retention and success: a synthesis of research
    This synthesis surveys literature relating to student retention highlighting key research reports and drawing out key themes.

    Teaching for Inclusion in Higher Education: A Guide to Practice
    A guide on Teaching for Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education: a synthesis of research
    Considers implications for policy and key stakeholders, and includes a bibliographyand further reading list.

    Developing an inclusive culture in higher education (Higher Education Academy, 2011)
    A Higher Education Academy developmental programme supporting 16 institutions in the creation of an inclusive teaching and learning culture.

    Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education
    This report is the overarching output from the Higher Edcuation Academy’s inclusive learning and teaching summit programme.

    Developing and embedding inclusive policy and practice
    This report is an outcome of a facilitative change programme involving ten higher education institutional teams and led by the Higher Education Academy.

    Male access and success in higher education
    A discussion paper to promote and inform the debate within and between institutions about gendered differentials in higher education.

    Student persistence and success in United States higher education: a synthesis of the literature
    A research synthesis of student retention in US higher education, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy.

    Retention and success in social work education
    A report exploring retention and success in social work education, using social work education as an exemplar for the social care and health professions