The What works? Student retention and success programme is a three-year initiative funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The Programme is supported and co-ordinated by the Higher Education Academy and Action on Access.
The report is a synthesis of the key messages, findings, implications and recommendations emanating from the projects funded through the What Works? Student Retention and Success programme 2008-2011, and includes case studies of what works.
The final research report report provides:
- a summary of key messages based on a synthesis of the evidence from the seven projects;
- presentation of the What Works? model for improving student engagement, belonging, retention and success;
- a full discussion about the practical implications of the research programme, including illustrative examples of specific ways in which higher education institutions have improved student engagement, belonging, retention and success;
- consideration of the strategic implications of adopting the What Works? approach to improving student retention and success, including an institutional reflective checklist;
- conclusions from the research programme and some suggestions of how institutions can use the learning from the What Works? programme to enhance student engagement, belonging, retention and success.
- Building student engagement and belonging in higher education at a time of change: final report from the What works? Student retention & success programme
- Building student engagement and belonging in higher education at a time of change: a summary of findings and recommendations from the What works? Student Retention & Success programme