Effective Measures to Support Transitions

This section of the online space is dedicated to strategies that have been tried and tested by faculties and departments across the institution to support transitions.

Strategies are organised by service area and faculty, but by using the search tool because strategies are ‘tagged’ via categories and using key words, you can search to find ideas that have been used successfully across the University.

To help you to decide how valuable each strategy may be to you, your students, department or faculty, accompanying the purpose and impact of each project is an outline of the context; the number of students involved, their stage of application or study, detail of the activity and actors involved, including timing within the academic year, and any required resources.

Below are just a few exemplar strategies:

  • Pre-application to post-registration. Strategies to keep students warm, enhance recruitment and to help prepare them for their first weeks at University.
  • Personal Tutoring and Student Academic Mentors (SAMs). The use of vertical tutor grouping and SAMs to enhance student outcomes.
  • Quercus interface and the Student Records System to provide personal tutors with an enhanced view of student data.
  • Learning Services academic literacy and support from Uni Skills tool-kits, with bespoke support available to all first year cohorts.
  • Transition Days. From first week, to Level 4 to 5 and level 5 to 6 students.
  • Learning and Teaching. The development and implementation of a wide  range of teaching, assessment and feedback mechanisms.
  • PDP  and SaPRA.  Embedded in personal tutoring, to provide students with targeted guidance and support.