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1 Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University Our vision: To be an established top 50 university known for the quality of our teaching with a particular commitment to education for employment Located within the boundaries of the National Peak District 34,718 students ( ) Number of new students: –13,642 –57% female and 43% male –60% 'young' 40% 'mature' –9,759 were undergraduates and 3,883 were studying postgraduate courses –79% home students and 21% overseas Matthew Hunt

2 SBS transition survey key points that led to Flying Start Student responses indicated they wanted: –a longer period of induction –enhanced support for university IT systems and awareness of wider support systems (counselling, education & guidance) –more information on what academics expect from students –opportunities to meet 1:1 with academic staff to discuss issues –mentoring opportunities

3 Flying Start Academic Programme 8 timetabled seminars throughout the 1 st semester to orientate new students to the academic expectations of The Business School Themes –Orientation and getting to know your group, IT systems, PDP and academic skills, reading, writing and marking schemes, the university experience Supported by 40 academic staff, final year students and professional services staff Skills based teaching module Enhanced affinity, course community and retention


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