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Target Audience: All staff involved in delivery of 1st year undergraduate teaching
This training has been developed by students in order to support staff in supporting the first year transition of students, particularly their transition into the academic environment and how this can also support social integration within the university. Training will:
Raise awareness of different routes for entry to first year and highlight potential issues and challenges;
Explore how to better use first year classes to encourage students to develop effective, independent learning skills;
Discuss methods of enhancing staff-student communication and create sustainable social integration within first year classes;
Make staff aware of the complexity of issues faced by students and potential sources of support within the University and Higher Education (HE) sector to effectively transition into university life.
- Discuss the various routes of entry to the university and reflect on the associated potential issues and challenges
- Identify the potential sources of support for effective transition into university life, and be able to make effective referrals to these sources
- Reflect on approaches to teaching and learning within the first year environment and select appropriate pedagogical methods that engage students
- Develop independent learning skills, enhance staff-student communication, and create sustainable social integration within first year classes
UKPSF Dimensions: A2, A4, A5, K3, V1, V2, V3
Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit
PrerequisitesThis event is part of the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP). This is a unique development programme aimed at traditional academic and teaching staff, and relevant to all staff engaged in teaching.
When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.