The successful transition to higher education has never been more important. As student numbers, fees and expectations climb, universities must make certain their students’ first experience of higher education is positive. Ensuring the vital first few weeks contain the right balance of information, nurture and challenge is key to successful induction programmes.
At our second conference, Brunel University London continues to seek to share best practice, discuss sector-wide strategies, successes and challenges and to share new ideas in order to develop planning frameworks relating to successful and engaging induction programmes.
Schedule for the day: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Location: Brunel Univerity London
10:00 Welcome coffee
10:40 Overview of the day
10:45 The importance of getting students transitioning successfully into HE (Professor William Leahy, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs and Civic Engagement)
11:00 Headline questions and poll
11:05 Brunel University London: Pre-arrival communication: how do we know what works? Communication plans and pre-arrival academic tasks. (Lesley O’Keeffe, Assistant Director - Student Services, Brunel University London)
11:35 Coffee break
11:45 Peer Partnering – from Conception to Launch – the why, and the how (and everything in between!). (Susan Henderson, University of Winchester)
12:15 Skills4Keele: Learning resources delivered at induction to aid international student transitions into HE. (Dr Chris Little, Learning Developer & Teaching Fellow, Keele University)
14:15 Coffee break
16:00 Headline questions and closing remarks