Supporting Student Success - Using Data Analytics to Understand Retention and Progression

A collaborative project as part of the HEA I&T Fund

Project AIMS

We aim to:

1. Create a student engagement model which enables personalised and effective interventions by staff

2. Evaluate the effectiveness of our real-time data-driven interventions

Our project uses technology to enhance student engagement.

UCD is using VLE activity to attain engagement insights, allowing us to reach out and provide support to students who may be struggling.

DCU is deploying an online system which lets students carry out a ‘needs assessment’ of development requirements. Students are directed to workshops via the DCU Leadership & Life Skills Centre.


We also are sharing expertise on our activity, allowing for successes to be expanded in scope.

Through this research, a model with cross-sectoral applicability has been collaboratively developed, assisting transition to university life.

We aim for this model to assist other institutions with optimising and deploying student support resources.


News + Events





  • UCD LEAP Project Manager
  • Student Support and Development Director

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