This presentation explores the experiences of undergraduates at Solent Business school who chose to leave business management degrees in their first year. Although a number of factors have been identified in the literature for students’ attrition in universities in general, why some of Solent University’s first-year undergraduates fail to progress is yet to be fully understood. By focusing on their lived experiences, this presentation (and a proposed study) capture which factors influence both their disengagement and decision to drop out of university before their second year. We discuss the institutional implications of our findings.
|Title of host publication||‘Why don’t they engage?’ A review of the factors influencing first year business students’ active disengagement and a short research agenda’|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 22 Jun 2018|
|Event||Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2018: In pursuit of Excellence: Embedding 'Best Practice' through Curriculum Review - Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 22 Jun 2018 → 22 Jun 2018
|Conference||Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2018|
|Abbreviated title||SLTCC 2018|
|Period||22/06/18 → 22/06/18|