Strand: Supporting student learning
Delegate familiarity and learning from the Sport department’s approach to improving the international student experience
- Sharing of ideas and solutions on relevant opportunities and challenges associated with the international student experience leading to enhancements in professional practice
Session outline and activities
Over the past 2 years the Sport department has developed a strong commitment to its work with international students, with the aim of providing them with the most positive learning experience whilst living and studying in Sheffield.
The approach has been underpinned by a programme of research and consultation, the results of which have provided a springboard for a series of targeted interventions designed to improve the experiences of international students.
The session will outline the research methodology, the main research findings and how these have influenced the approach. Key successes will be highlighted as well as the opportunities and challenges encountered along the way. The Sport department’s future plans and approaches to its provision for international students will be explained, focusing on both the formal and informal learning environments.
The session will also give consideration to the wider context of international students across the University.
Feedback will be invited from delegates and there will be opportunities to share and discuss approaches adopted with international students in other parts of the University in order to stimulate future improvements in professional practice.