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Prog mtg 2010 tag project

  1. 1. Embedding TAG @ UCLan Lucy Warman TAG Project Manager [email_address] @Lucynotluce
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Aid retention </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students to develop realistic expectations of university </li></ul><ul><li>Support students in their transition into HE </li></ul><ul><li>Enables students to develop their employability </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a client for assessment </li></ul><ul><li>UCLan took the website approach </li></ul><ul><li>TAG has been allocated funding by UCLan </li></ul>www.taguclan.org.uk / www.tagguide.org
  3. 3. Request <ul><li>Continuation of TAG to allow full evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Move from a research to a support project </li></ul><ul><li>4 Options – April, Jan, June and June with benefits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who did we target? <ul><li>DVC </li></ul><ul><li>Diverted to Retention lead </li></ul><ul><li>DVC and Head of LIS </li></ul>
  5. 5. JISC Support <ul><li>JISC Programme Manager requesting to be at meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation Building </li></ul><ul><li>Other funding opportunities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Arguments <ul><li>Medium Term Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Retention Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>HEFCE Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the need for information in a format that is easily understandable – and that corresponds with what the applicants, students, parents and other stakeholders actually want to know – is paramount”. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Evidence <ul><li>Little evaluation but very positive! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% -“recommend potential students use TAG to prepare for coming to university”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75% -“if TAG was available when I started university I would have used it”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% - that “TAG is a realistic guide to UCLan” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% -“TAG is honest.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff support </li></ul><ul><li>Visits from 48 countries and territories outside the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Student Liaison Officer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Opposition to TAG </li></ul><ul><li>Not appearing to just be looking for a job </li></ul><ul><li>Timing of TAG </li></ul><ul><li>Re-starting TAG following departure of DVC </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next steps <ul><li>Embedding TAG in the institution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging staff and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing staffing needs and ongoing costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding a home for TAG </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions? <ul><li>Lucy Warman </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>UCLan </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01772895516 </li></ul><ul><li>@Lucynotluce </li></ul>

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