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F IRST Y EAR E XPERIENCE : W HAT ARE S TUDENTS E XPECTATIONS OF C OLLEGE I NDUCTION ? David Keogan Vice President, DIT Students Union March 30 th.

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1 F IRST Y EAR E XPERIENCE : W HAT ARE S TUDENTS E XPECTATIONS OF C OLLEGE I NDUCTION ? David Keogan Vice President, DIT Students Union March 30 th

2 Induction Week – intense and expensive! Is it Effective? Meeting the expectations of first years? We set out to find out…

3 Focus Group - DIT Bolton St, July 2011 Mix of post - Leaving students, Dublin 60% & Cavan 40% Gender balanced All applied had for DIT (30% - first choice); Open-ended questions Facilitated by DITSU Marketing Manager

4 General… Students were… hopeful, anxious Expect that they will be Learning in new ways – no spoon feeding – what does that mean?? Expect that Assessment will be different – hopefully less written exams?

5 Whats Induction or Orientation? Icebreakers??? No way!

6 Key information: Where is everything? What will it be like? Getting to know the College (physical spaces - don't want to get lost!) Want to meet and get to know the people in their class;

7 How are classes run? How is it different from secondary school? Whats my timetable like? How do I get / find books etc.

8 Who would they most like to meet? Peers Second / third years Graduates of the programme Tutor/ head lecturer (go-to person)

9 Communication… Facebook Youtube Twitter website

10 3 key findings By the end of the Induction…. Handbook (maps, contacts, timetable, reading lists, services, course details) Name / contacts for key lecturer Class Timetable and map

11 Any questions? Thank you!


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