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Extended induction tutorials for ‘at risk’ students

  Biology students at risk are identified through the completion of a
diagnostic test, which is based on the characteristics of early leavers.
Those students identified as being at risk are offered the opportunity
to attend a series of tutorials – ‘Biology Plus’. The tutorials were
evaluated by focus group meetings and by comparing the performance of the ‘at risk’ group who attended the tutorials with a group of peers. Students found the tutorials friendly and helpful. None of those who attended dropped out but non-attendance remained the greatest risk factor for failure. The diagnostic test and an exemplar set of tutorial topics are appended.

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  • Date:

    01 January 2006

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education


Huxham, M. (2005). Extended induction tutorials for ‘at risk’ students. Ulster: The STAR (Student Transition and Retention) Project



Tutorials; Retention; At risk students

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