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UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
UKCISA PMI project presentation
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UKCISA PMI project presentation

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  • 1. The International Student Experience – more than just academic learning University of Leicester PMI 2 Project Matt Mobbs Martin Pennington
  • 2. Workshop plan <ul><li>Rationale and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Production process </li></ul><ul><li>Resource viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and learning points </li></ul><ul><li>Finish </li></ul>
  • 3. Rationale behind the project <ul><li>International students face real challenges such as acculturation, legislation, accommodation, study and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these are addressed through curricular interventions and student support </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted to encourage international students to look beyond the academic and to understand the benefits of involvement in extra-curricular activities </li></ul>
  • 4. Benefits to international students <ul><li>Richer and fuller experience at a UK university </li></ul><ul><li>Broader cultural awareness beyond the campus </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities to meet home students </li></ul><ul><li>More sophisticated language skills from non-academic contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for personal and social development </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced employability skills </li></ul>
  • 5. Initial decisions <ul><li>To produce a web-based multi-media resource easily accessible to both prospective and current students </li></ul><ul><li>To use international students’ voices to inform and encourage others </li></ul><ul><li>To use a Leicester context to provide an adaptable resource for others to use </li></ul><ul><li>To involve others in advising on the resource and in identifying students </li></ul>
  • 6. Project team <ul><li>Project manager </li></ul><ul><li>SSDS Learning Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Head, Student Welfare Service </li></ul><ul><li>International Welfare Officers (2) </li></ul><ul><li>International Careers Adviser </li></ul><ul><li>Students ’ Union Welfare and International Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Manager, Multi-media Services </li></ul>
  • 7. Areas of activity <ul><li>Important to illustrate a range of different activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ Union activities </li></ul><ul><li>HOST visits </li></ul>
  • 8. Interviews <ul><li>17 students and three members of staff were interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews took about 10 minutes each and were kept informal </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewees were asked five questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you get involved in …….? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you hear about …….? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did you do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did you get out of …….? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What tips do you have for others? </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Editing and production <ul><li>Each interview edited down to about 1½ minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects provided photos or these were sought from other sources (photo competition) </li></ul><ul><li>Advice sought from project team and Multi-media services </li></ul>
  • 10. Editing and production Video Photographs Final Cut
  • 11. Editing and production <ul><li>Photos matched to content of voiceovers </li></ul>
  • 12. Editing and production <ul><li>Techniques applied to render photos more dynamic and interesting </li></ul>
  • 13. W ebsite and Videos <ul><li>Video hosted on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/uolssds </li></ul><ul><li>Structured around themes: Campus Life, Culture and Community, and Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable by keyword: e.g. Volunteering, Students’ Union </li></ul><ul><li>Videos are displayed alongside advice and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>http://go.le.ac.uk/international-voices </li></ul>
  • 14. Evaluation and feedback <ul><li>Project team provided feedback throughout project </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and International Office gave feedback in later stages </li></ul><ul><li>More quantitative and qualitative evaluation will take place when resource is fully launched </li></ul>
  • 15. Challenges <ul><li>Identifying appropriate students prepared to take part </li></ul><ul><li>Locating still photos to complement oral testimony </li></ul><ul><li>Technical filming and presentation challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Agreeing a presentational structure and format </li></ul><ul><li>Personal experiences need to be carefully considered </li></ul>
  • 16. Learning points <ul><li>These things always take longer than expected </li></ul><ul><li>More volunteers are needed than will eventually be used </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to make hard editorial decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to learn as you go along, especially on technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Seek and take advice from experts </li></ul><ul><li>Have a small team actually producing content </li></ul><ul><li>Produce flexible content that can be used for other purposes </li></ul>
  • 17. More information about the project <ul><li>Project website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://go.le.ac.uk/international-voices </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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