Category Archives: Student Engagement

Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics

8 things I learnt about student engagement at the SEDA Conference, Leeds, May 2018 Metrics are an important element of TEF, but we also need qualitative evaluation alongside metrics mindedness. Rather than getting everyone looking into the same challenges, it … Continue reading

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Tutoring and Retention – Lynda Fitzwater and Katie Allder

_ Lynda Fitzwater and Katie Allder, senior lecturers on Fashion Promotion and Imaging at UCA, share the findings of their research into the relationships between tutoring and retention. What is the relationship between approaches to tutoring and retention? In 2017, … Continue reading

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Retention strategies that work

Student retention is a growing issue that affects us all. But what can we do about it? Since 2008, the Higher Education Academy has been undertaking research into effective strategies for student retention and success. The first phase of their … Continue reading

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How can induction tutoring help with retention?

Report authors Lynda Fitzwater (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Katie Allder (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Executive summary This qualitatively-researched cross-campus UCA report highlights course leaders’ views on level 4 tutoring practices and retention. Email and phone interviews … Continue reading

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Practical approaches to inclusive learning and teaching – Claire Scott

_ Claire Scott, Learning Support Coordinator at UCA Canterbury, discusses several projects she is involved with that aim to create a more inclusive learning environment for students at UCA.  

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Peer assessment ideas

When students first arrive at university they are usually highly dependent on the direction and feedback provided by their tutors. But as they move through their degree, it is vital that they are able to critically reflect on both their … Continue reading

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Student engagement workshops

As part of the university commitment to Student Engagement, outlined in its Student Engagement Strategy, UCA holds annual workshops on each of its four campuses to provide opportunities for students to have informal discussions with the University’s Leadership Team, campus … Continue reading

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