Progression and Retention

lecturer sitting in a circle with students

A Focus on Academic Progression  

MMU has been working for some time to improve the student experience with the aim of making a step change to student retention and progression. The EQAL initiative was in large part designed to deliver such improvements.  

Addressing the Issues

The underlying factors contributing to timely academic progression for all students are likely to be a combination of the following:

  • Curriculum design
  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Personal support
  • Student engagement

MMU initiatives

Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

Peer Assisted Learning at MMU

Personal Tutoring

Working one to one with students


MMU web links
MMU Student Commitment
Student Union Support and Advice
UTA induction resource
MMUnion Induction survey, and Termly Reports
MMU Single Equality Scheme (SES)
External web links
What works? Student Retention and Success – Phase 2 conference presentations
HEA Student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education toolkit
What Works? Final Report 1 (2012)
Guardian Higher Education Network article: How can universities hang on to their students?