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The Student Life Cycle

The First Year Experience Theme suggested that a student life cycle for new entrants to HE contained eight stages: pre-entry; induction; first few weeks; first assessments; end semester one; end semester two; resits; and transition to next year. These stages are seen as being broadly sequential although the timing of each stage will vary between individuals and institutions.

Figure 1: Student Life Cycle model applied to the first year experience

Diagram of Student Life Cycle model

Source: The First year Experience - personalisation of the first year