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Registration opens for 2nd ‘supporting our learners to thrive’ event focusing on equity of experience for learners

Date: January 17 - 2024

The cost-of-living crisis is requiring Scotland’s learners to balance competing demands on their time. Managing part-time employment and financial pressures on top of family and caring responsibilities can come at a cost to their ability to engage effectively with their studies.

The second event in QAA Scotland’s ‘Supporting our Learners to Thrive’ discussion series takes place on 22 February and focuses on how providers can make the experience more equitable for learners in these challenging times, with practical advice based on the latest research and examples of real impact.

Internationally recognised Student Experience Transitions Specialist, Dr Michelle Morgan (University of East London), will introduce us to how pre-arrival questionnaires can be used to shape provision to be more accessible for learners. Then Dr Emily McIntosh (University of the West of Scotland) will reflect on how the ‘art and science’ of timetabling can be used to maximise opportunities for learners to attend on campus. Finally, Debbie McVitty, Wonkhe editor and highly experienced commentator on HE policy and the social impact of HE, will discuss her latest work on how providers can support learners to be effective independent learners wherever they may be studying.

By attending this event, practitioners will get practical examples of actions and adjustments providers are making to support students that they can bring to their own institution.

Colleagues can register to be part of this important discussion on the event webpage.