20 November 2015

Learner Transitions – Health Sciences – Edinburgh


This event, held on Friday 20th November 2015 at Edinburgh Napier University, enabled students in Edinburgh to find out what studying Health Sciences 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.

This event facilitated dialogue and new links between educators and students from universities, colleges and schools in and around Edinburgh, along with practitioners from Widening Participation networks.

Developed in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, ELRAH, HEA staff networks and local partner organisations, 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 from the next stage of their education.

You can view the project background information, as well as the agenda.  The event was the first 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 and finishing by 6.00pm.  Refreshments were kindly provided by Edinburgh Napier University.

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