Tag Archives: student support

Academic Skills Quick Query Drop-in service

Did you know that the Academic Skills Centre has just started a Quick Query Drop-in service for students?

Tutors will be available from 9-10am, every weekday except Wednesday in the ASC Zone, opposite the Main Library cafe.

Please do promote this to your students. If their query is more in-depth, direct them to our webpages, where they can request a one-to-one appointment.

CASTLE Exam Revision Drop-in sessions

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March 21, 2017

Please alert your students to these drop-in sessions taking place:

Where: CASTLE Zone, Main Library

When: 7th March – 31st March and 24th April – 28th April between 12noon and 2pm

What: Academic Skills tutors will be available to discuss effective techniques and stategies for both revision and exams, and address any concerns that your students may have in a supportive and helpful environment.

Transitions Skills and Strategies – free webinar series and resources

QAA Scotland is running a series of highly-relevant 30-minute lunchtime webinars exploring resources created as part of the Transition Skills and Strategies project 2014-16. As part of the project, resources were created which aim to provide information about transition strategies. It also provides HE staff with materials they can use to run group or one-to-one sessions with students who may be struggling with transitions.

The resources cover the following transition skills:

  • Self-belief (self-efficacy)
  • Self-management of expectations
  • Critical self-reflection
  • Academic resilience
  • Mindset
  • Time management.

Webinars are available for student support staff; teaching staff; students’ association staff; staff that deal with student inductions; and curriculum and programme management staff. Each will explore how the package can be used in day-to-day work with students and assist their transitions.

To register and find out more, visit the Enhancement website

A new module from CASTLE

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This semester sees the pilot delivery of a new module as part of the Student Transition Enhancement Programme for University Progress (STEP UP), run by CASTLE in collaboration with Academic Schools and DUSA. STEP UP aims to improve and enhance students’ experience as they transition from further to higher education, using the underlying philosophy of Becoming, Being & Belonging. A group of Associate students from Dundee & Angus College is currently undertaking the module prior to their entry into Year Two of their degree programmes in both the School of Humanities and DJCAD. We’ll evaluate and report on the module at a future date. More information from castle@dundee.ac.uk

Save the date! Student Transitions Symposium, University of Dundee, 9 June 2017

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We are pleased to announce that CASTLE will be holding a Symposium to celebrate the end of the current Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. There has been a lot of excellent work going on in the University around this Theme and this will be an opportunity to share colleagues’ work with a wider audience.

We are delighted to have Professor Sally Brown as keynote for the day.

More information will follow in the New Year – watch this space!

Online seminar – Building Student Learning Communities

Student working at home CC Public DomainThursday 16th June 10:00 – 11:00

This is part of a series of webinars delivered as part of the Focus On: Collaborative Provision QAA project.

Thursday’s session includes the University’s own Lynn Boyle, Programme Convenor BA Childhood Practice, School of Education and Social Work, discussing support of students, regardless of distance.

For more information and registration click here