While considerable research on college student surviving and thriving has been conducted in the United States, fewer studies exist that examine these phenomenon multinationally. This mixed methods study, conducted at a large multi-campus university in the United Kingdom, examines factors purported to contribute to college student retention and engagement in a British context. Data were collected and analysed in the five theme categories of belonging, student support services, academic engagement, decision-making and resilience. Significant differences were found in student engagement by metropolitan vs. suburban campus, and in levels of engagement in academic and student life by gender.
DuVivier, R. S.,
& Bumhoffer, K.
(2018). Surviving and Thriving at a University in the United Kingdom. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 26 (2), 87-98.