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Providing Support for Transfer to Higher Education Caroline Cash – University of Kent Glenis Lambert – Christ Church College University.

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1 Providing Support for Transfer to Higher Education Caroline Cash – University of Kent Glenis Lambert – Christ Church College University

2 Providing Support for Transfer to Higher Education Student perceptions of preparedness –Social –Emotional –Contextual –Academic

3 What students want…. More peer support Improved administration/advance information More subject information prior to inductions week –Reading lists –Preparation activities Advance study skills preparation

4 On entering HE Students repeatedly emphasise: –Social and emotional support –Peer support –Student network

5 Prior information currently available Website: –Informational and contextual –on-line registration –induction timetable Students may access intranet as soon as application is accepted (July onwards)

6 Opportunities Preparatory study skills on-line tutorials Targeted subject specific induction activities Diagnostic assessment On-line discussion forum to enhance socio- educational networks Create sense of ‘belonging’ to department May be accessed by students at different starting points throughout the academic year Extends induction period

7 Challenges Access to intranet in advance of registration Not all students will access and undertake preparatory work On-line access may be restricted Needs introductory guidance

8 Models of practice LearnHigher CETL – web-based teaching and learning resources University of Bournemouth – Stepping Stones University of Kent – Stepping Up AimHigher – widening participation initiatives Personal Learning Portal Pilot (PLPP)


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