About this topic
This topic focuses on work being undertaken to support student transitions and development during the course of their studies.
Students undergo a series of developmental transitions, either as they move from school/college to University, or during their course. These transitions are usually linked to key events, experiences, or course structures, and involve the student needing to change how they work, think or interact. Support from academic staff and Schools facilitates these transitions in a variety of ways.
The key themes addressed within this topic are:
- transition to University from secondary education
- engaging and retaining distance learners
- development of independent and self-directed learning
- supporting Mature or non-traditional students
- supporting International students
- becoming a Lifelong Learner
- supporting the development of work-related and transferable skills
- preparation for life after University.
Both electronic and face-to-face approaches are effective in supporting transitions, and this topic gives examples of each of these.
Dr Andrew Roberts
Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read
This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference talks about how peer review of exemplar work allows students to compare their work to that of others and helps them to engage with the assessment criteria. Exemplar review was used as
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |
Dr Katey Beggan
Published 16 Jan 2020 • 6 mins read
In this case study, medical student Katey Beggan talks about her experiences studying in a Peruvian hospital as part of her elective SSC. She talks about the differences in medical practise and compares her learning and teaching techniques with
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Supporting Placement Learning |
Anwen Davies, Gwyneth Richards and Gaynor Williams
Published 16 Jan 2020 • 47 mins read
Emily Ireland and Hannah Logan
Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read
This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference highlights the outcomes of two Undergraduate-led research studies investigating the lived experiences of Year 1 students in the School of Medicine during the locked-down academic year.
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Supporting Placement Learning |
The Material Grounds of Digital Education: Towards a sensory rich and extroverted online learning experience
Dr Dimitra Ntzani
Published 22 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read
This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference looks back at the sharp digital turn that Y1 learning blends underwent in Welsh School of Architecture and discusses the pedagogical value and challenges of blended activities, of
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Delivering blended programmes |
Flexible bite-sized learning: a route to increasing accessibility of Continuing Professional Development provision
Published 21 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
This presentation from the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference discusses how, in response to COVID-19, the School of Medicine (SoM) shifted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses into accessible bite-sized online provision aligned to
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Self-reflection |
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Published 17 Jan 2020 • 30 mins read
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