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1 Supporting Todays Learners Geoff Layer GEES Recruitment and Retention Conference Tuesday 26 June 2007

2 Structure Participation Issues Responses 1

3 Source: HEFCE 2001 Participation 2

4 Social Class Participation Source: DfES

5 Minority Ethnic Groups by Institution Source: Patterns of Higher Education :Fourth Report– UUK/SCOP 2004 Minority Ethnic Groups by Institution 4

6 Full-time and Part-time first year students Source: HESA ( ), Students in Higher Education (First Year UK Domiciled HE Students by Level of Study, Mode of Study, Gender and Ethnicity 1997/98) 5

7 Key Issues Social Class Disadvantaged Groups Low Income New Routes Fees and Bursaries Academic Structures 8

8 Elite- 15% Mass % Universal- more than 40% Trow 9

9 Mass reflects a higher education system where the curriculum fits the scale and nature of demand 10

10 Other Routes Standards Access A Levels Vocational Apprenticeship Diplomas Foundation DegreesDegrees Degrees 11

11 A = Expectations B = Social and Cultural Engagement C = Learning, Teaching and Assessment AC B 12

12 YEAR Curriculum requirement Student preparedness for the curriculum 13

13 YEAR Curriculum requirement Student preparedness for the curriculum 14

14 YEAR Curriculum requirement Student preparedness for the curriculum 15

15 Who are your students? How do you support habitas? How do you recognise diversity? Have you reviewed your transactions? 16

16 Key Issues Linkage between entry qualification and success Shaping of Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategy Student support 17

17 The Future? Shift away from deficit model Reform role of Student and Learner Services to pro-active multi-skilled supported by professional services Engage academic subjects through HE Academy Focus on student life cycle 18

18 Student Life Cycle Model Better preparation Fair admissions First steps in HE Flexible progression Student success 19 Student Life Cycle Model

19 Practice 1 Success for all Connectivity of strategies Linkage between support and academic department Integration of skills with the curriculum Emphasis on staff development Guidance facility 20 Practice 1

20 Practice 2 Transition support Extended induction One-stop shops/new role for Student Services Student engagement Improved tracking V.L.E. 21

21 Learning Support Reassessment support Etransition Student feedback First Year Experience 7 Practice three

22 Challenges Develop the social model of student participation 22

23 Supporting Todays Learners Geoff Layer GEES Recruitment and Retention Conference Tuesday 26 June 2007


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