Retaining non-traditional students using a resilience framework

Retaining non-traditional students using a resilience frameworkThis article explores research with non-traditional students on two distinct but related projects at a UK university. The findings indicate the importance of support for students through personal tutoring, targeted study support, and assistance with social and academic integration. The article is topical and focussed on specific and identifiable student groups, whose data can be extrapolated at an institutional level. A resilience framework is put forward for practical use. Delivery of the framework requires training on what advice / action needs to follow.


Here’s the article: Supporting the retention of non-traditional students in higher education using a resilience framework (PDF 981 KB – opens in a new window)


Debby RE Cotton and Pauline Kneale (Plymouth University), and Tricia Nash (University of Exeter)



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