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What is Transition?

University of Leeds
16 July 2010 09:00-15:45

2nd Annual Aim Higher West Yorkshire Symposium

Most institutions have not yet been able to translate what we know about student retention into forms of action that have led to substantial gains in student persistence and graduation.ยน (Tinto, 2006)

Transition is a key concept within the student experience, however what does it really mean? The term transition has been widely used but can have different meanings depending on the context. Transition can also be a deeply personal experience, which needs a personalised and individual approach to enable effective management of the process.

The focus of the July symposium is What is Transition? What does this concept mean and how can we best support and manage the process with our learners?

The objectives of the second 2nd Annual AimHigher West Yorkshire Retention and Transition Symposium are to:

  • Explore the concept of transition
  • Listen to diverse experiences and viewpoints about the experience of transition
  • Identify how to best support learners in transition


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