By Sidonie Ecochard, Research Assistant, DLTE
It was a great honour for our team to be offered a funded place to present at the HEA conference Ready for retention: effective systems for transition and student success. This invitation-only event was hosted by the University of South-Wales’s Pontyridd campus on the 6th and 7th July 2016 and dealt with issues surrounding the themes of transitions, retention, and student engagement in Higher Education.
Our University-wide International Students’ Transitions scoping project sat comfortably among the posters, presentations and workshops exhibited at the conference, as well as around the 3 themes – as improving transitions is key to retention. Moreover, we received very positive feedback on our research project and presentation.