This Enhancement Theme explored the transitions of students into, through and out of study at university. During the three years of the Theme (2014 – 17) we completed a range of institution work and sector-wide projects. We also evaluated the work carried out during the Theme and again at the end of the Theme and published reports on the findings.


Institutional work


Staff and students working together to support key transition points in the student journey.


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Institutional work

All Scottish higher education institutions took part in the Enhancement Theme and produced a variety of work.

 

Sector-wide work


A range of sector-wide projects focusing on key areas of transition. The activities helped staff and students work in collaborative and creative ways.


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Transitions Map

A separate website where you can browse a large collection of resources, relating to the student journey.

 

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Transition skills and strategies

A set of resources to support staff and students develop skills essential for successful transitions.

 

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Equality and diversity

An overview of the work being considered on equality and diversity, including students who have been in care.

 

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Experiences and needs of international students

Activities undertaken around the transitions of international students’ into Scottish higher education.

 

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Inter-institutional collaboration

Three projects focused on student skills development and the use of technology and online resources.

 

Evaluation reports

 

Student Transitions: Evaluation of year three

Publication Date: 11 Sep 2017

This was the final of three planned external evaluations of the three year Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. The evaluation explored the transition activities that had been undertaken in Year 3 of the Theme and perceptions of how these activities have impacted/might impact on the student experience of transition. In addition, this evaluation aimed to explore the effectiveness of the Enhancement Theme over its full three-year period.

Document Details
Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 446 KB

Student Transitions: Evaluation of year two

Publication Date: 26 Jul 2016

This report is an evaluation of year two of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. A team at the University of Dundee was commissioned to carry out the evaluate.

Document Details
Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 1854 KB

 

Featured resource

 

Student Transitions Logic Model

Publication Date: 05 Oct 2016

The logic model used during the Student transitions Enhancement Theme. Used to enhance the student transition experience in Scottish higher education, and promote associated practices within and beyond Scotland

Document Details
Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 128 KB