Author(s): Clark J, Hall I
Abstract: The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT) was commissioned by the Student Opinion and Survey Group (SOSG) at Newcastle University to conduct a survey of all first year undergraduate students at Newcastle University in March 2010. The purpose of the survey was to gain some insight into the transition experiences of first year students at Newcastle University including their pre-arrival and induction experiences. Additionally, students were asked to assess their overall first year experiences so far and their experiences of teaching and learning and engagement.
Keywords: Higher Education; student transition; first year experiences; survey; student retention