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Friendship supported learning – the role of friendships in first-year students’ university experiences
The student experience at university is impacted by student and institutional factors that combine to influence student wellbeing and engagement. This paper contributes to existing literature on student engagement by ...
I'm excited! Student expectations prior to starting their first year at university
First year student retention is an ongoing challenge in higher education and expectations are an important influence on students’ adjustment. Based on interviews with 19 students before they started at a regional Australian ...
Student interest as a key driver of engagement for first year students
Much has been written about the challenges faced by first year students at university. This paper adds to that literature by exploring student interest, known to be associated with persistence and learning. Using data from ...
Experiencing the educational interface: Understanding student engagement
Student engagement is widely recognised as critical to student retention and success – simply put, students who are engaged with their studies are more likely to be successful. However, the mechanisms contributing to an ...