The report is the culmination of a three-year programme of work funded by HEFCE and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
The ‘What works? Student retention and success’ programme received £1 million (£500,000 from HEFCE) to support seven projects across the higher education system. Each set out to evaluate a different approach to supporting student retention and success.
Findings from the projects have been published in the report, and it is expected that universities and colleges will make use of them when considering how to further enhance their own strategies to support students through to successful completion of their courses.