This page collates ideas for activities and also supporting resources that can be used as part of the six week induction period for courses. This page is under development and will be added to over the summer of 2020.
The resources are organised by the seven themes used in the Extended Induction - Guidance for Course Directors [Available from the Guidance for Academic Year 2020-21 OTL webpage on the Staff Portal].
A PDF version is available in the "Links" section.
|Socialisation & course community||
|Course culture & map||
|Self-care & personal development||
Student Health and Wellbeing
Digital wellbeing, Jisc.
Library Libguides - Induction page
Academic Liaison Librarian Team [Staff portal page]
|Skills & professional development||
Being digital – skills for life online – collection of short activities from the Open University to help students be effective online.
Online study guides
Guide on expected report format [Course]
Guide on expected report format. CAW: ‘Guide to Report Writing’ slides, for workshop
Brown, G. & Parkin, D. (2020) Induction – Creating socially distanced campuses and education Project. Leadership Intelligence Report, Advance HE
Cheng, M. 2015. Transition Skill Strategies: Transition Models and How Students Experience Change. Glasgow, Scotland: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Chickering, A.W. and Gamson, Z.F. (1987) Principles of good practice for undergraduate education. Racine, WI: Johnson Foundation.
Edward, N. S., and J. Middleton. 2002. “The Challenge of Induction! Introducing Engineering Students to Higher Education: A Task-oriented Approach.” Innovations in Education and Teaching International 39 (1): 46–53.
Jisc (2020) Planning induction for autumn 2020: a guide to support HE and FE organisations planning inductions during COVID-19 pandemic, Jisc. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/planning-induction-for-autumn-2020
Thomas, L (2012) Building student engagement and belonging in Higher Education at a time of change: final report from the What Works? Student Retention & Success Programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Turner, R., Morrison, D., Cotton, D., Child, S., Stevens, S., Nash, P. & Kneale, P. (2017) Easing transition of first year undergraduates through an immersive induction module. Teaching in Higher Education, 22:7, pp805-821 DOI:10.1080/13562517.2017.1301906
van der Meer, J., E. Jansen, and M. Torenbeek. 2010. “It’s Almost a Mindset that Teachers Need to Change’: First-year Students’ Need to be Inducted into Time Management.” Studies in Higher Education 35 (7): 777–791.