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Induction, transition and student success: Weekly workshops

Induction, transition and student success: Weekly workshops

21/04/2021 @ 1:00 pm 12/05/2021 @ 2:00 pm



We are hosting a series of four workshops, led by Leoarna Mathias (Senior Lecturer for Student Engagement at Newman University), where we will look ahead to induction for the coming academic year 2021-22 and involves us looking back at what we learnt over the last 12 months, and what we plan / hope to deliver in response to this learning. 

The four workshops will cover:

  1. 21st April 2021 (1pm-2pm) – Moving induction online – what did you do online, how did you do it, what worked and what didn’t…
  2. 28th April 2021 (1pm-2pm)Delivering on campus events during socially-distanced times – what were you able to deliver? What might you try this year?
  3. 5th May 2021 (1pm-2pm) Through the semesters – did you continue to offer induction support throughout the academic year, did you change what you would normally do, will these new practices become embedded for you? 
  4. 12th May 2021 (1pm-2pm) Mentoring – did you use student mentors this year, did you upscale your approach, did you move them online, have they worked through the year? 

Each workshop will last an hour.

Due to the collaborative and interactive style of the workshop, we will be limiting attendance to 40 participants only. When you register, you will be signing up for all 4 workshops in the series. This ensures consistency in attendance and allows conversation to progress in a more structured way through the weeks, where we can revisit key points and develop a core working group going forward.

These workshops are most suitable for those who have responsibility for student support, transition, wellbeing, induction and general student success e.g. Head of Student Success/Support, Student Support Advisors etc.

Workshop lead

Leoarna Mathias – Senior Lecturer for Student Engagement – Newman University

Leoarna has a key role at the University to help students stay motivated and engaged in their degree courses. This has allowed Leoarna to explore the potential solutions to make higher education more inclusive. Newman University is a unique institution with an incredibly diverse population of students. Leoarna will share how the university addresses inclusivity and examine how recent events and transition to new modes of learning are likely to heighten anxiety among students and how this can be mitigated with appropriate support mechanisms