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“ Supporting students to get the best qualification they can”   Study Skills and IT Skills for students <ul><li>at the Uni...
The Study Advisor Scheme <ul><li>The Origins  </li></ul>
The Study Advisor Scheme <ul><li>The Service today </li></ul>
The Study Advisor Scheme Performance   43 281 2009/10 50 220 2008/9 49 202 2007/8 49 182 2006/7 38 173 2005/6 25 143 2004/...
The Customers <ul><li>Broad customer base </li></ul><ul><li>Entitlement up to eight hours contact time </li></ul><ul><li>P...
What kind of help is provided? 4% Other areas 30% 51% 39% Time management 10% 40% 35% Reading and note taking 20% 23% 17% ...
Who are the Study Advisors? <ul><li>Second, Third year undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>postgraduates & PhD students,  </l...
Impact of the Scheme  <ul><li>From a student …………… </li></ul><ul><li>“ (having a study advisor) turned my situation entire...
Impact of the Scheme  <ul><li>From a study advisor </li></ul><ul><li>“ the scheme also assists the study advisor academica...
The Coordinator’s role <ul><li>Day to day management of a virtual team </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-annual recruitment of advisors...
The benefits! <ul><li>Increasing student retention rates </li></ul><ul><li>Improved level of academic work </li></ul><ul><...
Conclusion <ul><li>Learning is a lifelong process involving: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To develop: to unfold more fully, </li></...
IT Skills for students – Why ? <ul><li>High percentage of mature students,  </li></ul><ul><li>33% are over 30 </li></ul><u...
IT Skills for students – what we offer <ul><li>One to one tutorials with students  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing  </...
IT Skills statistics <ul><li>Number of students seen this year 76  </li></ul><ul><li>- 22 % up on previous year </li></ul>...
Advantages <ul><li>Student Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted help </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer, not IT specialist </li></u...
Disadvantages <ul><li>Very busy at peak times of year – September / October </li></ul><ul><li>Students can become dependan...
 
Looking Forward <ul><li>Both schemes are successful and the number of students we are engaging is increasing year on year....
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  1. 1. “ Supporting students to get the best qualification they can” Study Skills and IT Skills for students <ul><li>at the University of Derby </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Martindale </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn Eatherden </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Study Advisor Scheme <ul><li>The Origins </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Study Advisor Scheme <ul><li>The Service today </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Study Advisor Scheme Performance 43 281 2009/10 50 220 2008/9 49 202 2007/8 49 182 2006/7 38 173 2005/6 25 143 2004/5 Study Advisor’s Employed. Students helped Academic year
  5. 5. The Customers <ul><li>Broad customer base </li></ul><ul><li>Entitlement up to eight hours contact time </li></ul><ul><li>Paired with an advisor from a different subject </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet records time sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors are paid at an hourly rate </li></ul>
  6. 6. What kind of help is provided? 4% Other areas 30% 51% 39% Time management 10% 40% 35% Reading and note taking 20% 23% 17% Locating resources 30% 47% 41% Grammar, punctuation & spelling 18% Exam revision 80% 86% 87% Essay/report writing 33% 24% 28% Preparing for dissertation 30% 65% 65% Citing & referencing 2003/4 2006/7 2008/9 Area of help
  7. 7. Who are the Study Advisors? <ul><li>Second, Third year undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>postgraduates & PhD students, </li></ul><ul><li>Posts advertised </li></ul><ul><li>Formal recruitment process </li></ul><ul><li>An academic reference required </li></ul><ul><li>Receive Coaching and Mentoring training </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation towards the Open College Network </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable experience for their C.V. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Impact of the Scheme <ul><li>From a student …………… </li></ul><ul><li>“ (having a study advisor) turned my situation entirely around. I am currently attaining A’s in some of my assignments and considering becoming a mentor myself and thoroughly enjoying my experience at the university” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Impact of the Scheme <ul><li>From a study advisor </li></ul><ul><li>“ the scheme also assists the study advisor academically. I think that this is perhaps because by talking to others about the correct way in which to write at university requires some reflection upon your own work as a student also.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Coordinator’s role <ul><li>Day to day management of a virtual team </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-annual recruitment of advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Training advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Matching demand with supply </li></ul><ul><li>Support and referral coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of physical and virtual Study skills resources </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly leading class sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison with IT Skills help </li></ul>
  11. 11. The benefits! <ul><li>Increasing student retention rates </li></ul><ul><li>Improved level of academic work </li></ul><ul><li>Eases pressure on tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Provides valuable work experience for Advisors </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Learning is a lifelong process involving: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To develop: to unfold more fully, </li></ul><ul><li>To educate: to form habits, manners and mental and physical aptitudes </li></ul><ul><li>To train: to instruct and discipline in or of some particular art, profession or practice” </li></ul><ul><li>Onions , 1973 </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT Skills for students – Why ? <ul><li>High percentage of mature students, </li></ul><ul><li>33% are over 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology developments </li></ul><ul><li>One Part time Trainer in post </li></ul><ul><li>New service –2nd year </li></ul><ul><li>Advertised across schools at Fresher's, Induction and via Web pages </li></ul>
  14. 14. IT Skills for students – what we offer <ul><li>One to one tutorials with students </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Microsoft applications support </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom sessions arranged </li></ul><ul><li>Quick guides, using screen shots </li></ul><ul><li>What next? </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutorials, covering popular issues </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion on assignment feedback </li></ul>
  15. 15. IT Skills statistics <ul><li>Number of students seen this year 76 </li></ul><ul><li>- 22 % up on previous year </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design 22%, Business 20%, Education, Health Sciences 48%, Joint Honours 3%, (unknown 7%) </li></ul><ul><li>Excel 40% , Intranet 26%, Word 11%, PowerPoint 7%, Mind Genius 2%, more than one subject 14% </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advantages <ul><li>Student Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted help </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer, not IT specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Eases lecturers time </li></ul><ul><li>Provides confidence to students and enables them to progress </li></ul><ul><li>Provides development, students PDP </li></ul>
  17. 17. Disadvantages <ul><li>Very busy at peak times of year – September / October </li></ul><ul><li>Students can become dependant </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to reach all those who need it </li></ul>
  18. 19. Looking Forward <ul><li>Both schemes are successful and the number of students we are engaging is increasing year on year. </li></ul>
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