Health Education North West hosted an event on the 30th September 2015 to explore the evidence base and good practice on the impact of placement experience on student retention on their course of study. Presentations and workshops provided a wealth of intelligence into the planning of the next steps on this agenda. Copies of the agenda and presentations are linked to the page. Further information on next steps will also be published on this page when they have been finalised.
The HEE Mandate, requires us to reduce avoidable attrition from training programmes by 50% by 2017. It is clear from research that not all students are at the same risk of leaving a course and that a direct comparison between HEIs does not provide a true picture that allows us to compare improvement. True success needs to be based on the difference between what the expected attrition rate for a HEI is calculated at against its expected rate, given the characteristics of the individual students, such as socio-economic status and disability, that are on that course of study.