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Advance HE Student Retention and Success Symposium 2019

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Advance HE is hosting its Student Retention and Success Symposium from 10:00-16:00 on 23 May 2019 in York. 

The format for the day is to consider three areas that are key to institutional efforts to better enable student success: 

  • Student data
  • Student engagement
  • Student support

The day will prioritise a series of questions, for example those listed below.  Further questions are invited at the point of submission and from delegates in advance of the day.

The symposium will be facilitated by Dr Joan O’ Mahony (Senior Advisor Advance HE) in liaison with our invited guest commentator who we are thrilled to announce as Professor Jacqueline Stevenson from Sheffield Hallam University. 

Agenda and registrations to attend

  • Download the agenda here.
  • Please note that delegate places including presenters are limited to a maximum of 40. 
  • Please use the 'Book Now' button to register your place.
  • Presenters will be eligible for a discounted delegate rate of £180.

Questions for the day

Student Data – purpose and use

  • Aside from the data we are obliged to collect, what are we collecting data for and how?
  • What is the most important data? What data is missing?
  • What is the best architecture of committee and reporting structures for student retention and success? Who is responsible?
  • What enables the collection of data to have an impact on student success?

Student Engagement

  • When we say, ‘student engagement’, what do we actually mean?
  • How are our definitions of ‘engagement’ informing teaching or institutional action?
  • What is the role of leaders to develop student engagement?

Student Support

  • What is the relationship between student support services and inclusive practice?
  • What do we offer through ‘student support’ services that could be better delivered in ‘the classroom’?
  • When should support be mainstreamed and when targeted?

Who should attend?

Professional staff, academics, managers, students, planners, timetabling – anyone working to support student retention and success is warmly welcomed to join the symposium.


Download the agenda