This event, held on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at University of Abertay, enabled students in the Dundee area to find out what studying Creative Industries subjects at university will be like. It gave students a chance to meet lecturers, other students considering the same courses, and find out what’s different and exciting about studying these subjects at university from people who have been there and done it.
The event facilitated dialogue and new links between educators and students from universities, colleges and schools in and around Dundee, along with practitioners from Widening Participation networks.
Developed in partnership with Abertay University, Dundee University, Dundee & Angus College, HEA staff networks, local authorities and local partner organisations such as Lift Off and ACES, the event provided a unique supportive environment to share practice and ideas, form new networks and engage with current and prospective students. Learners were supported in exploring their experiences and sharing what they hope and expect this next stage of their education to look like.
You can view the project background information, as well as the draft agenda. The event was the second in a series of four subject-based learner transitions events held as part of a joint project with HEA Scotland. The resulting project resources and evaluation will be available on the sparqs website in due course. The event hashtag, for use on Twitter was #LearnerTransitions
The event was free to attend, beginning at 4.10pm (registration from 3.45pm) and finishing by 6.00pm. Refreshments were kindly provided by University of Abertay.