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June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Co-creating Enhanced Transitions:

This seminar will consider the outcomes of a project that has researched the challenges encountered by students entering higher education from further education institutions across different disciplines. It will detail aspects of practice that supports students both before and during their transition, and how this support can continue at University. The key themes that will be shared and discussed during the seminar include the students’ sense of belonging, the importance of peer and mentor support; the personal context, including previous educational experience, and the development of reflective practice to aid the transition to independent learning. The seminar will end with a facilitated discussion to elicit contributions from the audience. This seminar will be of interest to practitioners supporting students in transitions in any discipline, programme leaders and managers, as well as researchers and academics interested in exploring the student experience.

Presentations will include:

  1. Co-creating enhanced transitions: engaging students in developing social media supported transitions to the University – Professor Monika Foster (University of the West of Scotland) and Tim Mulroy (Department of Engineering & Mathematics)
  2. The Student Voice: – Clifford Hopkins, (BEng Electronic Engineering)
  3. The College View – Will Haine (JCB Academy) tbc (Derby College)

The programme for the afternoon is as follows:

12:00 Working Lunch

12.45 Welcome and introduction to speakers

13:00 Transitions to HE –  The view from University

13:45 Transitions to HE – The Student Voice

14:00 Transitions to HE – The College view

14:15 Planning session – The way forward

14:45 Facilitated discussion

15:00 Event close


June 27
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sheaf 4226

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