“Creating a virtual Centre for Student Progression and Academic Achievement” (area 1&4)

Lerverne Barber, Amy Stringer & David Milward (ISES)

At the core of this project is the desire to enhance the way the University communicates with its students and makes visible high quality learning resources which support students to maximise their academic potential. The Centre will exist primarily to motivate students to develop their own approaches toward and responsibility for their own learning; to enhance visibility, accessibility and engagement with learning resources; to transform (where appropriate) existing resources into more student friendly structures and formats, and to co-create new resources related to the key areas of work identified by the students themselves. In this its first year, it has identified a number of key areas linked to successful progression and academic achievement, including Academic Tutoring, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources and the First Year Experience. Students as academic partners have developed a clear picture of what academic support and guidance students ideally require and how best to present this information in a central and readily accessible location.

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