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