Student support initiative in the Medical School

by Dr. Peter Leadbetter.

With the FY for Medicine we have incorporated a new student support system (and have written an SOP) to support students.  

We also have provided links to key student support services offered by the University (for examples please get in touch)

Given that staff only have 3 FY students as personal-tutees (well for this course anyway) we have a system where PAT’s (Personal Academic Tutors) contact their students directly each week to see if they are managing academically and personally. This is then mapped to course attendance/engagement reports that course leads (me) download each week related to slides/resources/collaborate. If students have not been engaging contact is made and support offered (this may also include lodging a formal “cause for concern” form). 

With the FY students all previously timetabled sessions have been delivered online to date and online delivery is until early June. Although the format varies for each session, it is typically a flipped classroom approach where slides/resources are put on Blackboard prior to the session. Students go through these prior to meeting for an hour via collaborate (for each 3 hour session) to discuss content, issues and ask questions.

For more information or accompanying documentation please contact Dr Peter Leadbetter or Jayne Garner.