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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland intends to undertake several studies into various types of transitions, particularly transitions which affect widening access students and international students.  The studies will identify effective practice and will suggest actions for enhancement.  The Conservatoire also intend to develop a new online transitions portal.

The institutional lead is Andrew Comrie.

Case Studies (2014-15)

Key Areas

  • Equalities and widening access
  • International students


Year 1

  • Prepare five examples of transitions practice
  • Student informed “Focus on transitions” studies
    • Transitions tutors for undergraduate student
    • Buddy Scheme for International Students
    • Transitions support for deaf performance students, students with hidden disabilities and mental health issues and for pre-HE students from socially disadvantaged areas.
  • Development of a student transitions online “portal” and student charter
  • Participation in national Enhancement Theme events

Year 2

  • Student informed “Focus on transitions” studies
    • Exploring challenges for Music students entering with Advanced Highers into BMus or Bed Music.
    • Transitional support needs for young people with a care experience
    • Transitions support for PhD research students into employment
    • Ongoing development of Student transitions on-line portal

Year 3

  • Possible activities to enhance transitions support for international students
  • Focus on Transitions - Potential study into protected characteristics, including gender
  • Completion of Student transitions on-line portal