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Brunel's Third Student Induction Conference

Inducting Generation Z. New ideas, practices and challenges.

The successful transition to higher education has never been more important. As the students that arrive each year change, so too must our induction strategies. This conference will explore work across the sector aimed at ensuring Generation Z’s induction and new student experience contain the correct amount of information, nurture and challenge

At this event, Brunel University London seeks to share best practice, discuss sector wide strategies, successes and challenges, and to generate new ideas in relation to successful and engaging induction programmes for Generation Z.

Brief outline of the day:

Wednesday 11 March 2020

10:00 Welcome coffee

10:30  Introduction and overview of the day

10:40  Why Brunel cares about induction.  (Professor Mariann Rand-Weaver, Vice-Provost (Education) - Brunel University London).

11:00  Session 1: Building consideration for student wellbeing into pre-arrival events and new student induction. (Lesley O'Keeffe, Deputy Director Academic and Student Services - Brunel University London).

11:45 Coffee break

12:00  Session 2: The key is collaboration. Bridging the gap between Student Services and Academic Departments for new student induction (Nikki Elliott, College Projects Officer and Ashley Braganza, Deputy Dean Academic Affairs - Brunel University London).  

13:00  Lunch

13:30  Workshops:

  • Workshop A – The relationship between Access and Participation Plans and new student induction. (Danielle Russo, Head of Student Success and Student Partnerships - Brunel University London).
  • Workshop B – Transitioning students with specific needs (Paul Watson, Senior Disability Adviser - University of Winchester)

15:00  Coffee break

15:15  Session 3: Using online content to support induction. (Francesca Coxon, Head of Student Centre Info Service - University of Winchester)

16:00  Feedback and closing remarks

16:15  Close

Further Information 

The fee to attend the conference is £60 and you can sign-up via Eventbrite. The day will run from 10:00 to 16:15 and catering will be provided, please inform us of any specific dietary or access requirements in advance.

If you wish to drive to Brunel University London, please contact us in advance to arrange a visitors parking permit.

The Lancaster Hotel located on campus offers accomodation if required and they can be contacted here
 If you have any further queries, please email