The HEA is currently coordinating the National Retention Project, which provides support and networking opportunities to help participating institutions to address common issues surrounding student withdrawal.
The 14 institutions from the first phase of the project took part in a retention audit to benchmark practice against the HEA Retention Framework, received bespoke feedback from expert consultants and collaborated with others at national networking events.
One institution which is taking part in the retention project is Falmouth University, a specialist creative arts institution based on Cornwall.
Professor Alan Murray, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) coordinated the University’s involvement with the project. Alan was particularly interested in taking part in the project as the audit was an opportunity to benchmark their performance against other institutions in the UK and reveal good practice, as well as showing areas where they could improve.
To find out more about the National Retention Project and how the HEA can help your institution, click here.