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SAAW: Pathways to Student Success

Thursday 22 April 2021, 10am-11am
MS Teams

Our next Share, Adapt, Adopt workshop focuses on the theme of Pathways to Student Success. We have three fantastic speakers for you from across the University that will speak about initiatives that begin in week 0. You can sign up for the event here.

Nadine Cavigioli, Deputy Programme Manager for the Foundation Degree and BA Teaching and Learning at the Lifelong Learning Centre will present I’m Not Alone; How to Reduce a Psychological Sense of Isolation. Under-represented students can often feel overwhelmed during transitional phases, especially during the first three months at University. The School of Education ‘Belonging at Leeds’ induction week sessions aimed to provide a safe space (with the help of Lego) for active discussion on how to reduce such hidden barriers.

Antony Butcher is Assistant Student Education Service Manager at the Schools of Music and Performance and Cultural Industries and will present Making Welcome Week more Welcoming - the role of Peer Mentoring. Antony will reflect on how peer mentors can play a central role in creating a strong community and sense of belonging before, during, and after Welcome Week.

Sophie Renville, Student Success Officer at the Faculty of Environment will speak about The "Being Unconventional" Induction Sessions. The sessions are an opportunity for less-represented students (mature, living with family, commuters, completed Access to Leeds or a Foundation Year etc.) to meet staff and each other during Induction Week and have informal discussions to help alleviate concerns and make connections.