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Institutional case studies – by topic


Application and First Year

University of Aberdeen

Students 4 Students: a transitional mentoring scheme for first year undergraduates
University of Aberdeen College of Arts and Social Sciences: Academic Writing
S6@Uni: Helping students make the transition from school to University

Abertay University

Supporting students in transition through the Abertay Associate Student Scheme

University of Dundee

Gateway to Learning
Welcome Week at the University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

Extended January Welcome for Visiting Students at the University of Edinburgh
Learning to Learn Mathematics: Enhanced Academic Induction in Maths, University of Edinburgh
Study Skills for New Students, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

The UK Student Recruitment portfolio of presentations and workshops

Heriot-Watt University

Academic Families and Autonomous Learning Groups 
Helping 1st Year Computer Sciences Students to Become Independent Learners Through Automated Feedback 
Student-Led Virtual Guides of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands

The learner journey: providing opportunities, choice and flexibility to support positive destinations

Open University in Scotland

Bridging the gap between school and higher education: Young Applicants in School Scheme

Queen Margaret University

Students’ Union Student Engagement Assistants

Robert Gordon University

Senior Phase ‘Access To’ programmes

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Promoting health and wellbeing as part of transitions through the Modern Ballet
The RCS Pre-entry and induction process for home, RUK and International students including use of social media and contribution made by the Student Union

University of St Andrews

The Academic Skills Project: Helping undergraduate students develop discipline-specific skills

University of Stirling

Student Peer Support - STEER

University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde Business School: Foundation Week
Library Induction
Transition Support for Looked-After Young People and Care Leavers

University of the West of Scotland

The Dwell Project and Time Spent on Campus
Extending Induction

Change processes

University of Aberdeen

Transition management case study: creating a transition tool box

Abertay University

Supporting students in transition through the Abertay Associate Student Scheme
Automated student engagement analytics: a short cut to transition monitoring?

University of Dundee

Gateway to Learning
Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT)

Open University in Scotland

Making positive choices about exits from higher education: Back on Course
Open educational practice and supporting transitions from informal to formal learning

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Preparing Students for Employment in the Musical Theatre Industry
The RCS Undergraduate Transitions Tutor Scheme


Change processes

University of the West of Scotland

The Dwell Project and Time Spent on Campus
The Vygotskian Classroom: Building a Community of Learners

Colleges and articulation

Abertay University

Articulation Support Tutor
Supporting students in transition through the Abertay Associate Student Scheme
Dundee Academy of Sport

University of Dundee

Lost in Transition? Student Experiences of Articulation

Edinburgh Napier University

Making a success of the Associate Student Programme in the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University
Web Based Student Information Navigation Tool

Heriot-Watt University

Designing ‘Live’ - A series of one-day design Charettes bringing together HWU students of different disciplines and stages

University of the Highlands and Islands

Enhancing Critical skills in HND music students
Articulation into Year 3 of UHI’s Engineering programmes

Open University in Scotland

Supporting transitions from college to higher education: the campus-based model

Queen Margaret University

Employer mentoring programme: Developing confidence and boosting graduate job prospects

Robert Gordon University

The DegreePrep Programme
RGU Associate Student Scheme

SRUC

Supporting the transition from Higher National Diploma to degree level study

University of St Andrews

General Degree Mentoring Project

University of Strathclyde

The Engineering Academy

Employability and skills

University of Aberdeen

Individualised Self-assessment to Enhance Employability (I-SEE) in postgraduate students
The Role of Career Mentoring in Graduate Transitions

Abertay University

Community Links - placement opportunities for students on Sociology-based programmes
Work Based Simulation as an enhanced Work Placement
Dundee Business School Undergraduate Business & Management Placement 
Principal’s Award for Employability

University of Dundee

‘Last days of disco’ – exploring the use of an innovative teaching method to support students in the transition from student to primary teacher

University of Edinburgh

Research Masters in Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Peer Support: Developing our Student Leaders, University of EdinburghEdinburgh Exchange Event, University of Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University

Games Industry Portfolio 
Designing ‘Live’ - A series of one-day design Charettes bringing together HWU students of different disciplines and stages
British Sign Language Interpreter Repository (BSLIR) 

University of the Highlands and Islands

Early warning alert system for poor writing skills in degree students

Open University in Scotland

Taking learning to the workforce: innovative approaches to work-based learning


Employability and skills

Queen Margaret University

Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS): Internships that make a difference
Employer mentoring programme: Developing confidence and boosting graduate job prospects
Professional Communication Placement
Health and Social Care Academy

Robert Gordon University

The RGU ‘My Career Toolkit’

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Promoting health and wellbeing as part of transitions through the Modern Ballet
Preparing Students for Employment in the Musical Theatre Industry

SRUC

Enhancing employability through assessed work placements
Grow Careers Scotland
Raising Awareness of Employment Opportunities in the EU

University of St Andrews

The Saltire Scholars Undergraduate Internship Programme
The Professional Skills Curriculum: Developing employability skills in students at the University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

Flying Start Leadership Programme

University of the West of Scotland

The Dwell Project and Time Spent on Campus

Honours

University of Edinburgh

Peer Support: Developing our Student Leaders, University of Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University

Student-Led Virtual Guides of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering

SRUC

Enhancing employability through assessed work placements

University of Stirling

Psychology Literate Citizenship

International students and mobility

Abertay University

Supporting students in transition through the Abertay Associate Student Scheme

University of Edinburgh

Extended January Welcome for Visiting Students at the University of Edinburgh
The Principal’s Go Abroad Challenge - Supporting Students through short-term International Experiences, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

Embedding transferable academic skills in a Financial Management Module
SPICE International

University of the Highlands and Islands

Articulation into Year 3 of UHI’s Engineering programmes

Queen Margaret University

Learning methodologies for postgraduate students

SRUC

Raising Awareness of Employment Opportunities in the EU

University of St Andrews

4-week and 10-week Pre-sessional Courses and Presearch

University of Strathclyde

Naval Architecture: International Student Engagement

Postgraduate

University of Aberdeen

The Role of Career Mentoring in Graduate Transitions

University of Edinburgh

Transitions in Postgraduate Online Distance Education, University of Edinburgh
Research Masters in Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh


Postgraduate

Heriot-Watt University

Student-Led Virtual Guides of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering

Queen Margaret University

Learning methodologies for postgraduate students

SRUC

Supporting Distance Learning Students

University of St Andrews

4-week and 10-week Pre-sessional Courses and Presearch
The Academic Skills Project: Helping undergraduate students develop discipline-specific skills

University of Stirling

Flying Start Leadership Programme
Student Peer Support - STEER

University of the West of Scotland

The Vygotskian Classroom: Building a Community of Learners
Making the most of your time at UWS
Extending Induction

Scoping

University of Dundee

Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT)

Technology

University of Aberdeen

School of Medical Science Skills Support Centre: an online resource for medical science undergraduates
Automated student engagement analytics: a short cut to transition monitoring?

Abertay University

Support Enquiry Zone 

University of Edinburgh

Transitions in Postgraduate Online Distance Education, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University

Web Based Student Information Navigation Tool

University of Glasgow

Strategy and policy
Student-led innovation
Changing digital landscape
Flexible learning spaces
Staff Development

Heriot-Watt University

Helping 1st Year Computer Sciences Students to Become Independent Learners Through Automated Feedback 
Student-Led Virtual Guides of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands

Support for online learners (Gaelic medium)

Widening access

Abertay University

Dundee Academy of Sport 

Edinburgh Napier University

The Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) 

Open University in Scotland

Open educational practice and supporting transitions from informal to formal learning

Queen Margaret University

Mad People’s History and Identity: A free course by, about and for people with experience of mental health issues
Employer mentoring programme: Developing confidence and boosting graduate job prospects
Students’ Union Student Engagement Assistants

Robert Gordon University

Senior Phase ‘Access To’ programmes
Access to university for Care Leavers

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Transitions 20/40 Programme

SRUC

Supporting Distance Learning Students

University of St Andrews

General Degree Mentoring Project

University of Stirling

Access to Undergraduate Study