This session presents key findings from a mixed methods project exploring students transition to University with a specific focus on retention and attrition. Mackie (1998) revealed student primary reasons for withdrawing were their failure to socially integrate during the initial stages of their degree. The project focused on social integration of undergraduate first year sport students at a North East University to identify and understand the barriers and facilitators. A unique aspect of this project was gaining an understanding of the role of sport during this process. Key findings and suggested implications for policy and practice will be shared.
Addressing retention and withdrawal through examining the social integration of Sport students through the transition to university - HEA Annual Conference 2017 - Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight
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