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How to recruit and retain higher education students : a handbook of good practice

Author: Anthony E Cook; Brian S Rushton
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers practical advice on how universities can influence the expectations of prospective students, allowing them to make sensible decisions about careers, courses and institutions. --from publisher description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony E Cook; Brian S Rushton
ISBN: 9780415990882 0415990882 9780415990899 0415990890 9780203877302 0203877306
OCLC Number: 276995467
Description: xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The roots of attrition / Anthony Cook --
Access and admissions / Anthony Cook --
Transition--from what? A review of the influences on the choices and expectations of entrants to higher education / Derek Shuter--
udecide : helping learners make SMART decisions / Helen Cormack --
The Community university of the Valleys model : "reaching the students other recruitment strategies can't reach" / Coling Trotman [and others] --
New opportunities for disadvantaged pupils : the Step-Up programme / Daimian O'Kane, Christ Finlay, Anne Mooney --
Progression into higher education via an access summer school / John Blicharski --
Quality information available to students prior to entry / Marke Davies, Anthony Cook --
University visit days / Helen Richardson --
"I'll be there for you" : the impact of Northumbria "Friends" on recruitment and retention / Peter Slee, Christ Watts, Martin Thomas --
Promoting student retention using support strategies prior to entry / Anne M. McKillop, Abbie McKenna, Anthony Cook --
Student mentoring prior to entry : getting accurate messages across / Dan Bennett --
Online pre-induction support / Becka Currant, Neil Currant --
Second chances for students : the Fresh Start project / Debbie Loveday --
Recruitment for retention : A way forward / Brian S. Rushton.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Cook and Brian S. Rushton.

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"...A very useful addition to the literature on the recruitment and retention of students."--Australian Universities' Review

 
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