30 November 2015

Learner Transitions – Social Sciences – Glasgow


This event, held on Monday 30th November 2015 at University of Glasgow, enabled students in the Glasgow area to find out what studying Social Sciences subjects at university would 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 Glasgow, along with practitioners from Widening Participation networks such as Focus West.

Developed in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow University, HEA staff networks and local partner organisations such as Focus West, 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 final one 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 Glasgow.

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