The online resource Stepping into Higher Education is designed to help students adapt to higher education and develop effective academic practices during and after their induction programme.
Topics covered include:organising yourself and managing your time;getting started on assignments; finding information for assignments; and many more.
This initiative, supported by the Teaching Development Fund, was led by Martine Woodward and Dr. Florin Bisset of the Learning Partnerships Office and Kate Robinson, University Librarian. The material was designed in partnership with instructional designer Susan Parnell and written by consultant Dr. Trevor Day.
Trevor explained, ‘This resource is highly interactive and designed to appeal to a variety of students from young adults studying Creative Digital Media to mature students undertaking Early Childhood Studies. It aims to bridge the gap from Further Education to Higher Education study and arm students with the necessary skills and tools to help them succeed in their studies.’
Martine added, ‘We deliberately consulted a wide cross section of people from the University Library, Learning Partnerships, LTEO as well as staff and students from Wiltshire College in the development, design and testing of this e-resource. We would like to thank all those involved and welcome any feedback or comments in order to continuously improve upon this resource.’
Stepping into Higher Education is available at: