Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
Induction Week – intense and expensive! Is it Effective? Meeting the expectations of first years? We set out to find out…
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
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?
Whats Induction or Orientation? Icebreakers??? No way!
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;
How are classes run? How is it different from secondary school? Whats my timetable like? How do I get / find books etc.
Who would they most like to meet? Peers Second / third years Graduates of the programme Tutor/ head lecturer (go-to person)
Communication… Facebook Youtube Twitter website
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