From departure to arrival: re-engaging students who have withdrawn from university

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Author: Harvey, Andrew; Szalkowicz, Giovanna


Despite institutional strategies to prevent student withdrawal, attrition remains a concern across higher education sectors in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. In the case of Australian universities, attrition rates have remained consistently high since 2002. Some level of attrition is inevitable, but universities can influence the circumstances and the consequences of departure. This article draws on two research projects conducted within an Australian institution. The studies confirm that withdrawing students: often leave for personal reasons; are typically young...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Equity; Higher education; Participation; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Student retention; Dropout; University; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 41

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2017

Pages: pp. 79-97

ISSN: 0309-877X, 1469-9486 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.117

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