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Planning New Student Induction: challenges, priorities and best practice. Second conference.

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

10:30   Introduction

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)

12:45    Lunch

13:15     Workshops

14:15    Coffee break

14:30   Workshops

15:30    Feedback

16:00   Headline questions and closing remarks

16:15    Close