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1 Supporting education and research Equal access for all Supporting the PCET Network from the University of Huddersfield Celia Poole Academic Librarian

2 Supporting education and research The Network Established in 1966 Now 32 FE Colleges across the North of England Training/professional development for teachers/trainers in the Post- Compulsory Sector (PCET) More than 2,100 students

3 Supporting education and research University of Huddersfield Awards Foundation Degree in Learning Support Certificate in Education (PCET) PGCE (PCET) BA/BA Hons in Education and Training

4 Supporting education and research The Network Mature and successful Close working relationship between University and Colleges underpinning curriculum and delivery. Liaison tutors Network tutors meetings Summer School

5 Supporting education and research Network… Quality Curriculum and quality of learning experience the responsibility of University. PCET Network manager –suitability/availability of learning materials/resources –common standards and equivalent experience –approval/development of tutors –monitoring of quality through Centre Committees –approval/reapproval of Centres –moderation

6 Supporting education and research Consortium CPCET Established 2001 Partnership between HE & FE Shares resources/managerial responsibilities between member organisations Draws on the distinctive, equally valuable contributions of both HE and FE.

7 Supporting education and research CPCET Concerned with providing –resources and non-academic support –efficient and effective administration –opportunities –equality –openness and transparency

8 Supporting education and research QAA 2001 The big question: Do all students, wherever they are studying in the network, have the same quality of resource provision as the students at Huddersfield?

9 Supporting education and research The Academic Librarian and the Network Validation/Revalidation Panel Annual Conference Monthly Network Tutors Meetings Tutor Training Point of contact for library/library-related issues.

10 Supporting education and research Getting to Know you Librarians Day –with lunch! –tour of the University Library –School of Education presentation –benchmarking information skills teaching –E-books –shelf-ready books

11 Supporting education and research Equality Full membership of the University Library –ID cards available only from Huddersfield –Distance of travel

12 Supporting education and research Equality UK Libraries Plus Door to Door Huddersfield University Library Door to Door ServiceHuddersfield University Library Door to Door Service Ask a Librarian! QuestionPoint Virtual Enquiry Service

13 Supporting education and research Electronic resources access…problems Licences Passwords Training Time Cost

14 Supporting education and research Consortium MLE Project Seeks to establish –A single point of entry for all relevant learning support and administrative resources –An extensive central pool of resources and learning materials. –Access to membership of an academic community for HE learners in an FE environment.

15 Supporting education and research Electronic resources Lets go! MLE Project funding –Extra licences –Staffing support

16 Supporting education and research Access and training ONELOG University of Huddersfield Onelog Batch registration for ONELOG and ATHENS

17 Supporting education and research Access and training Training for tutors...Consortium staff development programme Training for Librarians Off campus training to a group of colleges Training Package including Powerpoint provided to all attendees Tutors/Librarians to deliver to students.

18 Supporting education and research Access and training… Problems Timing Not confident No time allowance in teaching programme Access problems (technical support)

19 Supporting education and research Evaluation Librarians Day feedback Benchmarking information skills –Post-sessional –Quantitative and qualitative feedback Slow but sure!

20 Supporting education and research The future Univ of Huddersfield ID cards for all students Build on tutor/librarian enthusiasm and continue to offer training Information Literacy to be established in the curriculum Improve communication to students Work closely with MLE team to simplify access wherever possible.


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