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The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) focused on five student transitions topics.

  • FE/HE articulation
  • transition between levels and progression to honours/Postgraduate study
  • transitions into and back from work-based placement
  • international student transitions and student mobility.

The University undertook a scoping exercise on transitions and used this to identify gaps in provision in student transitions. The University then funded projects to address the gaps they found.

In the final year of the Theme, the University completed a mapping exercise to provide an internal picture of the state of student transition. Findings were also used to contribute to the Student Transitions Map.

Key areas of work

Colleges and articulation, honours, postgraduate, international students and mobility, employability and skills, application and first year.


University of the West of Scotland: Institutional Activity 2014-2017

Publication Date: 11 Oct 2017

University of the West of Scotland: End of Theme report

Publication Date: 12 Jun 2017