Inflexible online assessment policies are inappropriate for working students.
Universities need to better accommodate student employment to improve the retention of online students.
There is often more than one factor at play when a student drops out of a university course.
Lower completion rates for rural and remote universities are not necessarily a reflection on the quality of the educational experience they provide, but reflect the demographics of their students.
Students say they find university teaching staff unhelpful and unavailable.
Students feel they are not getting the support they need, despite research showing that the relationships students have with their lecturers can have a big influence over retention rates.
Students aged 25 and over are twice as likely to drop out than students aged 19 and under.
There are some factors which make students more likely to drop out of university than others. Here are four ways universities can help boost retention.
Students likely to drop out need support - one of the best sources of support is current students.
Bill Shorten has said he wants to reduce the number of uni students dropping out. Here's one way to do it.