The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Second Year Retention Study

An Economics Network funded project, 2004-5

The last two years have seen a rise in the number of students entering university with lower or non-standard entry qualifications. While progression rates at level 1 have remained relatively stable, the failure rate at level 2 has increased significantly with a rising number of students opting, or being asked, to leave programmes as a consequence. This in turn has resulted in a reduction in the number of students studying business related degrees for which economics forms a major component. This project is designed to investigate the causes of this phenomenon using students from the School of Accounting and Economics at Napier University as a case study.

Institution: Napier University
Project leader: Dr. Linda Juleff

Output: PowerPoint presentation

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