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 during 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 2020
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

The Student Homepage

On Friday 30th  August, the Student homepage was replaced with a new, revitalised version.

The new page will support you and your students by:

  • Providing signposting to all the information that both you and your students need
  • Presenting information in themes that make sense from the student perspective
  • Promoting time-sensitive messages and services at appropriate times in the academic cycle

The page will continue to use the same URL as the existing version – https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/students/

For more info, contact studentexperience@edgehill.ac.uk

New Current Student homepage launching Friday, 30th August

New Current Student homepage launching Friday, 30th August

On Friday 30th  August, the existing Current Student homepage will be replaced with a new, revitalised version.

The new page will support you and your students by:

  • Providing signposting to all the information that both you and your students need
  • Presenting information in themes that make sense from the student perspective
  • Promoting time-sensitive messages and services at appropriate times in the academic cycle

The page will continue to use the same URL as the existing version – https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/students/

For more info, contact studentexperience@edgehill.ac.uk

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

Personal Tutoring

The next Personal Tutoring Staff Development Workshop will be held on Wednesday 24th April.

To attend please book via the CLT Professional Development Series web space.

Or for more information or to book a bespoke workshop for your department please contact Dawne belld@edgehill.ac.uk or email CLT@edheill.ac.uk for more details.