Friday, 10 August 2012

Fwd: Invitation to The Fifth Annual Student Writing in Transition Symposium

Dear all,
I would like to invite colleagues to the following upcoming event at Nottingham Trent University.
The Fifth Annual Student Writing in Transition Symposium
A 1-day symposium at Nottingham Trent University
Tuesday 11th September 2012
The Learning Development Team, in conjunction with the European First Year Experience Network, is hosting a 1-day staff development symposium to look at strategies for helping students adapt to learning and writing in higher education. 
Student Writing in Transition offers a space for staff to discuss:
  • The differences between learning in school, college and university and what impact this might have on the way that students engage with learning in the first year.
  • Strategies and approaches for helping students to make the transition to learning at university, both in the curriculum and through professional support.
  • Issues and approaches associated with supporting students as they learn how to write in HE.
We are pleased to have as our keynote speakers this year:
Professor Liz Thomas, The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Lisa Clughen and Christine Hardy, Nottingham Trent University
Delegates will be able to choose from a range of parallel sessions that address the symposium themes such as:
  • Amanda French, Senior Lecturer, Wolverhampton University’ ‘Talking about the ‘F’ word’
  • Pat Hill, Senior Lecturer/Academic Skills Tutor, University of Huddersfield’ ‘Invisible writing and the link between semi-colons and stupidity’
  • Jackie Dunn, Senior Library Assistant, Robinson Library, Newcastle University and Ann-Marie Laws, Librarian/LRC Manager, Ponteland High School, Northumberland, ‘Bridging the Divide: Information Literacy, the forgotten link’
Topics from experts within the university include: overcoming some of the barriers to writing academically, transitioning into postgraduate writing and how to scaffold research and writing skills for level 1 students.
The day will conclude with a ‘Mentoring/Buddying Show and Tell’; an interactive session that will showcase a variety of schemes.
All colleagues are welcome to attend this free event.
If you would like to book a place please complete a booking form.
If you would like to display a poster at the event, or if you would like any further information, please contact Sarah Lawther or Sarah Johnson.
Sarah Lawther | Learning and Teaching Officer | Learning Development Team | Nottingham Trent University | 0115 848 8210 |
The findings of the HERE Project, a three year project looking at student retention and engagement in Higher Education, can be found on the HERE Project website.
Study Skills Workshops to support students in transition are now being run by the Learning Development Team. To view the current programme, visit  Study Skills Workshops or to book a place.
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