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.
In this case study Hazel Flight, AHSC within the FOHSC explains how they are working to ensure effective student communications.
“We are using collaborate, not just to teach, but to have catch ups. I have a weekly catch up with each year group. This is optional for the students to attend, and give me the opportunity to check on how they are doing. Importantly it is not a teaching session, but a time when they can see each other, virtually, and ask any questions or raise any concerns”.
She continues: “As from this week I will be holding these monthly throughout the summer, for all three year groups”.
In addition “Most of us have also set up microsoft teams and so students can have the option of meeting up on line, a phone call or email contact”.
Enhanced guidance to support colleagues in tutoring online will be available during the University Learning and Teaching Day. However in advance, and in addition to the existing Staff and Student Guides, University guidance and training resources and materials, you may find these link helpful: