STAY IN – Student guidance at university for inclusion is a two-year project co-funded under the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning programme that aims to provide a comprehensive on-going guidance service, including e-guidance, to students in higher education, to contribute increasing their educational achievement. You can find the survey here. Filling it in takes cc. 10 minutes. Thank you for your time and contribution!
Guidance services at university are generally focused on access (learning guidance), and exit (placement, career services). Support for students during their studies is less well-addressed, or not addressed at all. However, most students dropping out from university, point to the need for continuous support during the study lifecycle. This is particularly the case for distance students, given the fact that support services are often available only at the universities’ premises.
STAY IN therefore seeks to design and develop a service capable of supporting students in higher education during their academic career, by offering guidance and e-guidance to access available and prospective opportunities within the universities and in the communities where the universities are active. Guidance is conceived of as personalised support for each student to tackle potential obstacles that lead to disengagement and drop-out.
The STAY IN Consortium includes three universities (University of Macerata, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Universidad de Sevilla), international research and consultancy companies (MELIUS, ARCOLA Research), an educational software developer company (LYNX), and two international educational networks (European Students Union and European Distance and E-Learning Network).
More information is available on the STAY IN website here.