Much of the research on attrition focuses on the first year of university, but little is known about why people drop out later in their studies. A recent study looked at some factors.
New research reveals that poorer students are less likely to leave home for university – and that has serious impacts on their experience.
Students with disabilities find that they must accommodate themselves to institutional contexts which they find profoundly disabling.
Students from poorer backgrounds feel anxious, ashamed and stressed in the middle-class environment of a university.
UK universities should take note from US colleges and cultivate more of a university spirit.