TAG – The Alternative Guide (to UCLan) Elluminate Nov 12, 2009 Lucy Warman & Louisa Dignan
Today’s Session Introduction Milestone for today’s presentation Challenges and solutions Discussion
Introduction The Alternative Guide - what UCLan is really like Supporting students from application to first assessment Written by those who know it best – our students Ultimate aim is to aid retention
Milestones TAG built Services content Student content Moving from JISC to UCLan
Challenges and Solutions Challenge - communication with staff No one reads it! Getting people to take time out Solution Target senior staff Offer them something Bring in a “celebrity” / something that impacts them
Challenges and Solutions Challenge – communication with students Unclear paths Desirable students harder to reach Solution Site live before ready Direct emails to selected groups Competitions / give aways Used as client for assessment
JISC to UCLan Challenge – what happens after the funding? People not understanding project Talking to the right people Solution JISC Realisation and Benefits funding UCLan’s reputation Project’s reputation
Discussion Is it difficult to engage students in extra curricular activities? Is communication and issue within your institution?