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1 Degree Link and Access Lesley Gunn Study Skills & Access Unit

2 Study Skills and Access Unit Degree Link Study Support Dyslexia Support English Language Tuition Access Programmes

3 Background College / university links a national priority need to recognise and promote a wider range of pathways into HE

4 Changing Student Profile –Wider age range –low SES backgrounds –low progression schools –first in family

5 SCQF Level 7 –Degree Stage 1 –HNC Level 8 –Degree Stage 2 –HND

6 Degree Link Programme arrangements Courses in Business Construction Social Science Computing & Engineering Guaranteed place in Stage 3

7 Degree Link Requirements Linked HN programme Meet any course-specific requirements Apply through UCAS Complete HN successfully at first sitting Attend September orientation programme

8 Examples: HND Accounting Stage 3 BA Accounting with Finance (Taught Route) HND Construction Management Stage 3 BSc Surveying

9 HND Computing (Technical Support) Stage 3 BSc Information Systems Technology OR Stage 3 BSc Computer Network Management and Design (with CISCO units)

10 Benefits No immediate requirement to move from local area Colleges tend to have: –More flexible modes of delivery –Smaller classes –Less academic pressure Learners gain recognised award at the end of each year

11 Differences Research / self study Class size Semester structure Timetables Assessment

12 Skills required Independent learning Time / project management (assessment!) More emphasis on writing style, grammar and referencing Critical thinking Exam techniques

13 Support for Degree Link Students Pre-entry Staff/student visits Advice and guidance On entry RGU Orientation Programme Post-entry One-to-one support

14 Partnership Agreements Aberdeen College Angus College Banff & Buchan College Dundee College UHI Millennium Institute

15 Other developments (e.g Nursing) (e.g Environmental Science) Sports Coaching Multimedia Development p/t Management degree Reverse articulation?

16 Access Course Developments New suite of nine 5-credit Modules Combination of study skills and subject skills One Pre-Access, community-based Module Offered through full-time, part-time and online delivery

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