The University of Stiring has extended an invitation for external academics to attend its annual L & T conference. Subjects include student engagement, transitions and employability, and at only £35 for externals attendees, it will be well worth attending.
More information and registration here
The deadline for posters has been extended until 7th April.
This is a great opportunity to be part of the largest learning and teaching conference in the UK, which is taking place in Glasgow on the 6-8th June. You will be able to showcase examples of: institutional strategy; policy and practice work; projects addressing student engagement; and inter-institutional collaboration and developments in learning and teaching practice linked to enhancing the student experience.
More information from the conference website
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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!