Stopping dropouts: how can universities keep hold of first years?

An alarming number of students still do not make it beyond their first year of university. Life Matters speaks to a panel of educators and student representatives to find out why, and what is being done to curb the first year dropout rate.

Around one in five students will drop out of university or change their course within their first year.

That’s an uncomfortable statistic for Australia’s universities, and one that points to a number of underlying issues with the education system.

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