Supporting 2021 entrants to higher education in Scotland - contribute to our Mural
|Date:||March 1 - 2021|
We are fortunate in the Scottish sector to be able to draw on a wealth of previous experience and expertise about supporting transitions in to higher education (links to supporting resources can be found below). We would now like to invite colleagues to share their thinking about the coming year.
Contribute to our new Mural
We have set up a Mural - a simple collaborative whiteboard - which will be open until Monday 15 March 2021. This space is an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges we are likely to face in 2021-22, and to share ideas for how we might meet those challenges and more effectively support our students. The outcomes from this may also inform sector-wide follow-up work.
Before visiting the Mural, you may wish to consider the following questions:
- What have we learned to date about students' transitions in to higher education in Scotland that might help us support 2021 entrants? This might include points of learning from the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme.
- In terms of approaches to supporting new entrants, what have we tried before? What has been effective (or not)?
- What challenges are this particular cohort of students likely to face? What additional needs might students have, and what number of students might have those needs? What are our concerns?
- Based on what we know and what we have tried before, what ideas and suggestions do we have for supporting our incoming students? What adaptations are being considered? What more do we need to do to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to succeed?
You should see a column entitled ‘Outline’ which contains a series of numbered boxes. These contain further instructions, along with the prompt questions above. Click on each box to expand. If you need further support, we recommend watching this 50-second tutorial video.