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Monitoring student behaviour on a level 1 Science module using a multidisciplinary team approach

Project leader(s): 
Lynda Cook and Diane Butler
Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Current

Retention and progression remains a strategic priority for the STEM Faculty and Science; concepts and principles (S112) is a key module in a range of qualifications.  In its first presentation, S112 had a significant number of students (23% at module start) who were studying at an intensity of 90 credits or more. 

Data from the previous Level 1 module, S104, suggest that students studying at a rate of great than 90 credits are less successful than students studying at a lower study intensity. 

Whilst the Student Support Team (SST) identify and communicate, via the M2, ‘At risk’, MILLS intervention, we know that these telephone calls are only able to successfully contact approximately a quarter of students. Whilst follow up email communications reach all students, there is no specific data to evaluate the outcome of the M2s to the (S112) students.

The aim of this project is to explore the behaviour of students on S112 (17J and 18J), using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The data will gain further understanding of student success and why students withdraw. The information will help to characterise any interventions, from a SST and faculty perspective which may help us identify and support students for whom a 120 credit level 1 route is appropriate and those for whom it is contra indicated.

 

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