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April 2013

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Great news the team have abstracts accepted  at

The 6th Annual Conference of the Higher Educational Research (HEIR) Network Event.  This year’s theme is Progressive Partnerships: Engaging Stakeholders in Institutional Research. The event is being held at Birmingham City University. http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/news-events/events/heir-2013

Abstract   ‘Expect Nothing Less: managing expectation through semantic analysis’  HEIR 2013 -10213 (2)

The European Association of Insitutional Research (EAIR) 35th Annual Conference This year’s theme is the impact of Higher Educationwith the sub title ‘Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century’ http://www.eair.nl/forum/rotterdam/ 

Abstract  ‘The Price of Expectation: are we getting it right?’   The Price of Expectation  

 

March 2013

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Book Proposal

The team’s book proposal (working title ‘Stepping up to the Second Year at University: Academic, Psychological and Social Dimensions’) has been approved for publication in the SRHE/Routledge book series ‘Research into Higher Education’. 

The book, written from an’ institutional research’ perspective, will offer insights into the following questions:

  • In what way do students’ perceptions of their experience shift as they progress through the first two years of study?
  • How do psychological factors impact on student engagement and performance in the second year?
  • What in the second-year curriculum may need greater attention?

The emphasis of the book will be on how institutions, programme teams and professional service departments can fully exploit the evidence they collect (but may not always use) and research their own activities in the interests of enhancing the chances of student success.

November 2012

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Visit to Bradford

Two members of the project team, Martyn Stewart and Elena Zaitseva visited the Academic Development Unit at the University of Bradford (project’s ‘critical friend’) to share project findings, discuss their transferability, methodologies for data analysis and to find out about student experience initiatives taking place at Bradford.  They met with Ruth Lefever, Research and Student Engagement Officer and Kanja Ibrahim Sesay- recently appointed Student Attainment Officer at Bradford.

The discussionwas focused on using institutional data for enhancement purposes and on how both institutions monitor and enhance student attainment and progression.  The visit also helped the LJMU team to get a better sense of what resources are being developed as part of the project that woud be of interest to other HE institutions and how dissemination of  project findings could be maximised.

November 2012

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The project team held an informal meeting with staff from across the university who are running smaller projects focusing on the sophomore slump. These smaller projects are developing ‘real life’ interventions which will contribute to the overall success of the project. Click here for updates

 Project Update November 2012 Simon Brooman

 Developing A Criminal Justice Community for website

February 2012

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Institutional call for case studies and projects. The team were pleased to receive six successful bids for funding on a diverse range of topics but all connected to the second year experience. Recently funded projects

November 2011

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Second meeting with staff from Edge Hill University in relation to 2nd year under performance of Arts and Sciences’ students.

July 2011

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Meeting with staff from Edge Hill University to discuss/compare Edge Hill and LJMU findings of the 2nd year student experience.