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University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) nature as a multi-level university, covering SCQF levels 5 to 12, create unique opportunities and issues for students and staff in managing the transitions at all levels.  During the student transitions enhancement theme, UHI intend to focus on three main areas of transition: curriculum for excellence and transitions from school; a more flexible first year and transition into SCQF level 8; and transitions to work.

These three themes are already part of UHIs core activities and will be further developed through evaluation, reflection, research and action.  UHIs aspiration is to continue to widen access and offer students, regardless of geographical location, personal circumstances or educational background as many opportunities as possible.

The institutional lead is Peter Honeyman.

Collaboration

  • SRUC and the University of the West of Scotland
    • Discussions ongoing regarding potential collaboration on HN/degree transitions, and transitions from third to fourth year, especially in the area of dissertations and preparation

Actions

Year 2

  • Will use a small pot of HEA funding to support an event around transitions, to further support the work of the institutional team
    • Proactive activity is ongoing to source student members