Supporting Transition to HE Study

What happens?

Students on the BA Hons Teaching, Learning & Child Development programme are introduced to assessment protocols and practices in a series of seminars at the beginning of Year 1.   After the first assessment point in semester 1 each PAT meets with their group of 10 tutees to reflect on the feedback / feed-forward received for the first piece of summatively assessed work.  The PATs use the GROW model of coaching with the students to unpick the assessment feed-forward and to target set for future work.

What was the impact?

Students left the group tutorial feeling they understood how to interpret tutor feed-forward comments and how to action plan.  Action planning is shared with the PAT and students had a clear understanding of how to track their own academic progress using the Progress and Development Profile

For further information please contact

Gillian Pye, Programme Leader BA Hons Teaching Learning & Child Development

pyeg@edgehill.ac.uk

GROW Model tutorial         PAT Handbook

Supporting Transition through our bespoke Introduction to HE Study Skills Sessions:

What happens?

Between first week and reading week the students engage with work which extends that which they started pre-course and during First Week.  These sessions include input from Learning Services on accessing information and Assistive Technologies.  The course team (Programme Leader & Course Leader) deliver these sessions covering active reading techniques, how to get the most out of your lectures, Harvard referencing, and the assessment protocols and practices on the programme.

 

What is the likely impact?

Students comment that these sessions really help give them a grounding in some of the key skills they need to develop and as these sessions run simultaneously with their first module they utilise the skills in between taught sessions to get a feel for what works best for them.   The programme team is looking to build on this and develop a HE Study Skills module across both semesters in Year 1.

For more information please contact:  Gillian Pye,  pyeg@edgehill.ac.uk

 

 

New Year, New UniSkills!

With what feels like never-ending dark mornings and a long stretch ahead to Easter, Library and Learning Services understand that for some students bouncing back after the Christmas break is easier said than done!

While we hope students found space to relax and recharge for all-important semester 2, we know for some students the reality would have been more mark schemes and revision than mince pies for Rudolph….

To help students switch that study-mode back on and get their critical-thinking cogs turning again w/c 21st January Library and Learning Services, in collaboration with the Student Wellbeing team in Student Services, ran a week-long event jam-packed with informative and inspiring workshops:

Get to grips with mark scheme tips
This session was designed to demystify some common academic language found across marking criteria.

Building your resilience toolbox
This workshop was an introduction to mindfulness, helping students build resilience and learn more about how to cope with life at university.

How to be keen in 2019
This session encouraged students to ‘Jumpstart their January’ with motivating tips and techniques!

Introduction to Mindfulness
For this session we provided a calm, safe space for a spot of mindfulness.

Learn to engage to start on the right page
From notetaking and utilising tutors’ office hours, to accessing reading lists, this workshop showed students how to make the most of their contact (and non-contact) hours and find a study strategy that works for them.

Students were also invited to join us, and our team of Student Advisors, every day from 10am-4pm in Catalyst for lots of complementary academic skills activities including:

  • Making customisable ‘study pledge’ bookmarks
  • Contributing to an interactive study spaces map
  • Inspirational DVDs and book displays
  • Opportunities to shape future workshops and toolkits

For more details about all things UniSkills throughout the academic year visit our webpages or contact the Student Engagement team at uniskills@edgehill.ac.uk

Stepping Up: Supporting student nurses with their transition into the University

Learning Services are currently working in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Health and Social Care on a pre-entry module ‘Stepping Up to Edge Hill University’. 

The aim of the pre-entry module, delivered via the Blackboard Open Education platform, is to support students with their transition into their academic programme at the University.  The learning modules are designed to be interactive and engaging with embedded videos and quizzes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives of the module include:

  • Meeting the academic teams
  • Expectations of the department/the course
  • Introduction to the terminology and language of the University
  • What to expect during the first few weeks
  • Help and support available from Learning Services and other support departments
  • Discussion opportunities with other students on the same course

For more information about the pre-entry module contact Helen Jamieson via email at helen.jamieson@edgehill.ac.uk