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Current publications including peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, news reports and other resources.

The literature features current research and innovative practice on student retention and success and is accessible through the FedUni library collection or through open access journals. Relevant literature can be found under the following five headings based on the objectives in the Student Retention and Success Plan 2015-2017 (pdf, 280kb).

Retention and success data

Current literature includes reports and analyses of data on attrition, retention and student success. Read more information about retention and success data.

A student-centric culture

Current literature features professional development and training for staff to improve student retention and success, and providing good customer service. The literature features strategies for supporting student transition and the student life cycle. Read more about a student-centric culture.

Intervention and support

Featured in the literature are articles examining student cohorts and examples of early intervention programs of 'at-risk' students. Find articles about intervention and support programs.


Literature on communication features current research on communicating with student cohorts during the student life cycle. Read more about communication with students.

Quality of learning

This literature features support for embedding academic, literacy and numeracy skills into curriculum and identifying student academic needs through early assessment. Find articles relating to quality of learning.