Student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education toolkit

This toolkit complements the strategic direction set out in The Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) Framework for student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education  and offers tools for reflection and planning to help you embed the framework into policy and practice. Through this toolkit you can:

Are you looking for resources relating to student access, retention, attainment and progression within the context of your subject area? This toolkit also collates HEA resources through the lens of the discipline clusters:

Keep a look out for new material as we will be developing and adding to this toolkit over time. You can also use the Knowledge Hub to keep up-to-date with the latest news stories in this area.

Framework for student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education

This toolkit has been designed by the HEA to support institutions and individuals in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve to the best of their abilities, and to develop the skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to further study, training or employment.

Engaging students in ways that promote a sense of belonging, nurturing belongingness and building and embedding inclusion across the student lifecycle are the essential themes that the Framework addresses.

Because student wellbeing and success is the responsibility of all staff, the Framework is essential reading for a wide audience, operating at institutional, faculty/school, departmental or programme level. 

The HEA offers a completely flexible and bespoke consultancy service across a range of areas, including student access, retention, attainment and progression in HE, as well as the other strategic priorities addressed through the HEA's framework series.

Research

Guidance and Teaching Resources