Supporting Induction and Transitions: The Impact of Festive Friday!

Festive Friday

What happened?

Staff host a festive gathering for all of the 1st Year BA Hons Dance Students, providing an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the students first semester and the journey they have been on since leaving FE.

What is the impact?

The activity helped to bring the cohort together, it helped to build confidence and team work. It supported cohort identity and has increased motivation within our  students who were very eager to come back for semester 2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future plans include similar events to support transition over the summer months so when we have the outcomes of that we’ll let you know!

For more information about this strategy please contact: Debbie Deborah Norris, Lecturer in Dance

Norrisdb@edgehill.ac.uk

 

 

 

Getting Started: Supporting Transition into Higher Education

If you haven’t started already its time to get planning for September 2019 …

For a number of years now we have run this initiative with brilliant results. Students have access to our Getting Started in HE booklet which introduces them to the likely ways of studying at university.  They complete this before they arrive at First Week and then during the First Week we revisit some of the ideas and get them used to working together.

What our students say (impact):

Students say they feel more prepared as a result of the activities. They say they feel more confident to mix and make new friends. They say they feel more settled and more able to cope with the demands of academic study right from the start of their journey into Higher Education.

We run regular sessions to share this strategy through the Professional Staff Development Series and are also able to offer bespoke support to departments if you prefer that as an approach.

So for more information, help or support please contact

Gillian Pye pyeg@edgehill.ac.uk