Transition management case study: creating a transition tool box

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With an ever changing student population, internationalisation and strong
strategic emphasis on retention, there is a critical need to provide pastoral and academic support to students at key transition points in their degree schemes. However, with increasing diversification in the student body and the problems faced, support must be offered proactively and in a manner which meets diverse student preferences and needs. Following identification of student difficulties with the transition into UG level 3 within the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, a variety of strategies have been devised, developed and implemented, which has improved this key transition and stemmed the loss of students at this stage progressively in the last 4 years. This paper will describe and explore this as a case study in designing tailored transition management approaches, and is applicable across all disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th Enhancement Themes Conference - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 201511 Jun 2015


Conference12th Enhancement Themes Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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