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Ian Jamieson - Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Ian Jamieson - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)

Press Release - 20 February 2008

University is a sector leader in student retention

A report published today provides evidence that the University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading institutions for retaining students.

The Public Accounts Committee report, Staying the course: the retention of students on higher education courses, states that only 78 per cent of students are expected to complete university courses in England and Wales.

However, the most recent data from Higher Education Statistics Agency show that projected completions are as high as 91 per cent at the University of Bath.

This makes the University one of most successful higher education institutions in the country for retaining students.

“Our success in supporting our students through to graduation is a recognition of the effort we put into ensuring that the kind of teaching and support services we offer at the University of Bath are aligned to the needs of our students,” said Professor Ian Jamieson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching).

“We work closely with the Students’ Union to ensure that we have a supportive learning environment and that we stay focussed on the student experience.”

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