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									                       SING
            Student Induction Network
                       Group
                     Meeting 1
          Factors prior to entry and what
                to do about them.




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                      Outline
    • Theoretical framework

    • Evidence base

    • Practice



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         Theoretical framework




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 ANTECEDANTS             INSTITUTIONAL      INTEGRATION
                           ACTIVITIES         MEASURES      OUTCOME

FAMILY BACKGROUND              ACADEMIC
                             PERFORMANCE
                                                ACADEMIC
                           STAFF STUDENT      INTEGRATION
SKILLS &                   RELATIONSHIPS
                                                            PERSISTENCE
ATTRIBUTES


                             PEER-GROUP         SOCIAL           SELF-
                 GOALS      INTERACTIONS     INTEGRATION    CONFIDENCE
ACADEMIC          AND
ACHIEVEMENT     COMMIT
                 MENTS                                         LEAVING
                               EXTRA-
                             CURRICULAR
                             ACTIVITIES
INSTITUTIONAL
INFORMATION
                            COMPATIBILITY
                             WITH PRIOR        CAMPUS
CONCERNS                                     INTEGRATION
                            EXPECTATIONS




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                      When and Why UU students leave.
                                                                                            health
                                                                                            money
                      40                                                                    personal
   Nos. of students




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       Pre-entry characteristics
                    characteristic   % who left

  Gender            Male             7.3 ***
                    Female           13.7
  Parents in HE     Both             3.3 *
                    One              8.8
                    Neither          10.2
  How well          Well prepared    8.6 **
  prepared?         Not prepared     14.4
                    Don’t know       6.2

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    Pre-entry Characteristics                (cont)

                 characteristic      % who
                                     left
 Confident in   Not confident        13.8    *
 choice         Undecided            7.3
                Confident            8.9
 Living         Home/ lodgings       11.3    **
                Residences/ rented   7.3
 Entry          A level              9.5     **
 qualifications GNVQ                 17.3
                others               6.7
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                          When students leave                           (complete data)

                    200
  numbers leaving




                    150
                    100
                     50
                      0
                          oct nov dec     jan   feb mar apr may jun         jul   aug sep oct nov+
                                                             month

                             health                   money                  personal
                             employment               unknown                withdrawn
                             course unsuitable        go to another inst.    go to another course
                             returning non-enroller   fail

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