A Scottish government priority is to work with institutions and other sector stakeholders, to improve student retention and attainment. Engagement in this topic will involve sector activity around two areas:

  • the production of a guide to help understand the current data landscape. This will involve working with a range of stakeholders including the Scottish Planners Group
  • a commissioned piece of consultative research. This will explore how we use evidence to design, develop and put in place effective interventions, that might improve student retention and progression for students with differing characteristics.