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February 2019

First steps to introducing ePortfolio

18th February

Learning Outcomes: Appraise ePortfolio use in supporting student success in and through their studies Evaluate current models of ePortfolio use in higher education Identify approaches to using ePortfolios for teaching, learning and assessment Examine the facilitators to ePortfolio use Examine how barrier to ePortfolio use can be addressed    

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Understanding student anxiety and building resilience in the learning environment

21st February

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate awareness of how anxiety and stress contribute to challenging learning experiences Identify strategies used to support students in transition to higher education, to manage their emotions and/or enhance their learning Create environments more conducive to learning and help students perform to their potential Demonstrate an insight into the interaction between emotions, the brain and learning Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Embedding threshold concepts in curriculum design

21st February

Learning Outcomes: Describe the pedagogic principles that underpin Threshold Concepts Outline the key attributes associated with Threshold Concepts and their application within disciplines Identify activities that embed the principles of Threshold Concepts into day to day teaching Discuss approaches for incorporating Threshold Concept into teaching and learning Eventbrite registration link

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Learning from student success: Barriers and facilitators

21st February

Learning Outcomes To gain an overview of best practice across institutions in involving and engaging students as partners in discussions about success To learn from student experiences through engaging students as partners in discussions around success across a range of disciplines To learn from students what their needs are in terms of supports to help them attain success To gain insight into what students feel are the most effective ways to engage them as partners in thier own success To…

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Joining the dots: Supporting students throughout the student journey

28th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will explore working definitions for ‘Student Success’ for their unit/department/office/campus Participants will be familiar with the research and theory of Student Transitions throughout higher education Participants will be able to identify key transitions, both anticipated and unanticipated, their students may experience and potential strategies to empower Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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March 2019

Documenting Erasmus student experiences through ePortfolio

12th March

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to design and implement an eportfolio task to support students studying abroad Participants will have designed a draft eportfolio task aimed at supporting study abroad students Participants will be able to demonstrate an awareness of eportfolio pedagogy Evenbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Effectively supporting study transitions – Student success through outduction

22nd March

Learning Outcomes: Consider the benefits of outduction, a concept and strategy of adequately preparing students to leave higher education and make a smooth and effective transition after graduation Recognise the benefits of supporting and enhancing the student experience throughout the student lifecycle for student success and to aid retention Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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April 2019

Internationalising the curriculum for student success

5th April @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI),Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.  She has undertaken work for universities around the world and for organisations including the European Commission, European Parliament, British Council, European Association for International Education (EAIE), and IEAA Australia. Her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility and internationalisation of curriculum at home. She has published widely, is founding series editor…

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Evolving identities: Collaboration to enhance student success.

11th April

Learning Outcomes: Understand how working on cross disciplinary collaborative initiatives builds capacity and contributes to student success Learn how collaborative and reciprocal learning takes place between academic and professional staff and students Identify and create opportunities for cross disciplinary, collaborative projects Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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May 2019

Evaluating student success in widening access initiatives: How do we know what works?

22nd May

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to: Explore the concept of student success Examine approaches to evaluating student success Critique the data sources supporting the evaluation of student success in the context of widening participation Consider the challenges in determining 'what works' in terms of widening access within your institutional context Explore approaches to sustainability in widening participation in higher education Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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