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

Student Peer Mentoring- the bigger picture

Student Peer Mentoring is not something done in isolation but is interconnected with many other aspects of the student experience i.e. transitions, personal tutoring, wellbeing. As we now build the bigger picture it is anticipated that we will see more holistically the relevance of Student Peer Mentoring to these other very important aspects and furthermore be able to see its impact in important areas such as retention and attainment.

 

Student Peer Mentoring

Thank you to all who  attended our very lively and informative group meeting. We have now agreed that there is much activity going on around the university as depicted on our google doc which has been sent with a report to LTC for their consideration. And here is the ‘link’ to the googledoc:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ho4irFjcqNwfSI12wh0rwmUqkNLSUm31FGPyh4hhEh8/edit?usp=sharing

Good Practice Citations Index

Examples of exemplar practice from across the institution are harvested continually during Autumn Monitoring Review (AMR), validations and periodic review. These form to create a living document of the very best practice which can be accessed using the link below.

To access the University Good Practice Citations Index please click here: 

https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/clt/files/2018/10/LTC.08C.17-Enhancement-Report-2018.pdf

Using technology to gather student feedback

The proactive approach to collecting student module evaluations using tablet computers

What happens?

The Faculty Business Support Team (BST) worked collaboratively with the academic staff regarding improving student completion of module evaluations. A variety of IT issues affected students being able to log on with their hand-held devices. Academic staff book the services of the BST and they take the tablets into teaching sessions to enable access to the on-line evaluation.

What is the likely impact?

Important student voices are collected and collated in order to maintain module improvement and enhance the student learning experience.

 

For more information please contact Victoria Kelly,

victoria.kelly@edgehill.ac.uk

[SOURCE: BSc (Hons) Global Public Health – Stage 2].