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    As part of our college course we are doing market research to discover if students are motivated to attend college?
    What incentives would you be interested in (to make you attend college and have 100% attendance for a term)? For example, how students used to get EMA.
    We were thinking about things like designated parking spaces, gym passes printing credits or money to spend in the college canteen.
    What are your views/suggestions?
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    (Original post by Kettlewellsarah)
    As part of our college course we are doing market research to discover if students are motivated to attend college?
    What incentives would you be interested in (to make you attend college and have 100% attendance for a term)? For example, how students used to get EMA.
    We were thinking about things like designated parking spaces, gym passes printing credits or money to spend in the college canteen.
    What are your views/suggestions?
    Hey there,

    I'm actually very interested in this, mainly because I am of the mind that really the student shouldn't need incentives in order to attend college, that they themselves should be self-motivated if they want to succeed in life. What I will say next is that what I'm about to say isn't a dig at you, because its awesome that you are interested enough to take upon a students opinion on something that means a lot to all of us. But I'm just curious to get your opinion on this, do you believe it is a good thing that we have to (in the nicest way of putting it) bribe students in order to have them attend a course which could give them the tools to not only change their lives but to also give them information which can allow them the best possible advantage in going for an industry, whether its in employment or entrepreneurship? For me, maybe it's perhaps worth looking at how we assess a young persons mind-set, does a college really want to help someone who needs to be given free things in order to attend it? The only exception I'd give some space for here would be a bus pass, and that's only because some young people may really want to attend but buses aren't cheap. Anyway, I'd be really interested to get your thoughts on this, because to me maybe the problem isn't actually the colleges but more the mind-set of the students themselves (I should add that I'm 22, I realise that the way I've spoken here makes me look like an old man hahahahahahaha). I look forward to reading what you think.
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    Well I wouldn't really care for incentives, I have like an 85% attendance mainly because of going out and maybe missing a lesson the next day, work and being ill. And the fact that I miss the bus because of work, no A level teacher understands the amount of work I put in on a farm. Any way I digress, overall I think incentives are the wrong thing, if students don't attend because it's a bad college they should just complain and move colleges where they may enjoy it more and attendance will rise
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    Absolutely not. College makes me very depressed.
 
 
 
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