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Pre enrolment at london south bank university - Skoyles & Brown

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Pre enrolment at london south bank university - Skoyles & Brown

  1. 1. Pre-enrolment Workshops@LSBU Alison Skoyles and Marian Brown Information Skills Advisers
  2. 2. Today:  Why pre-enrolment workshops?  The first year  Improved for 2016!  Moving forward for 2017
  3. 3. • Students who have accepted a place but have not yet enrolled • Out of education for a number of years • First experience of UK HE • LSBU systems • VLE, databases, e-resources, Microsoft applications • New technology Why was there a need for pre-enrolment workshops?
  4. 4. Over 50% of our students are over 25 Diverse range of backgrounds
  5. 5. Who was involved? In LLR: • Library and Learning Resources Training Team • User Services Other departments: • Marketing • Security
  6. 6. LLR Training Team Academic Liaison Department (Perry Library) Senior Information Advisers Information Skills Advisers Digital Skills (Learning Resources Centre) Digital Skills Manager Digital Skills Trainers
  7. 7. Collaboration User Services • Early Entry cards • Greeters Marketing •Contact with students •Emails •Directing any queries to us Security/Reception • Letting students into the library
  8. 8. Pre-enrolment workshops 2015 • Introduction to the Library • Understanding your reading list • Information Literacy (SEEK game) • Evaluating information • Searching the Internet • Introduction to referencing • What is a database? Digital SkillsLibrary o File management skills for students o Formatting your assignment in Word o Introduction to Excel o Introduction to PowerPoint o VLEs and the Student Portal Over 120 students Over 100 workshops
  9. 9. Logistics of the day 2 East Training Room 2 West Training Room
  10. 10. Who attended?
  11. 11. Comments from 2015 Wasn't sure what to expect, but everyone was so reassuring, and no question was "silly". It was great that there was a mix of others studying different things. The sessions were informal, well structured, and I now feel so much better equipped to start, thank you ! The trainers were fantastic. Informative and accommodating. Made to feel welcome and at ease … Extremely helpful for me as I have not attended university before. The workshops helped to up-skill me and prepare for the MSC, relieving some of my anxiety. Gratitude. Keep up the good work! Staff are very friendly and approachable. They make me feel very optimistic about starting my course at LSBU.
  12. 12. What we learned Coffee breaks! More structured approach Workshops at Havering Include Skills for Learning
  13. 13. 2016 • Started planning in January • Skills for Learning joined later • Eventbrite – cut down on admin • Consideration for resources – Training Room and staff
  14. 14. Library workshops Information sources Library tour and quiz Evaluating information and critical thinking Referencing • Introduction to the Library • Understanding your reading list • Information Literacy (SEEK game) • Evaluating information • Searching the Internet • Introduction to referencing • What is a database?
  15. 15. Havering • Ran for the first time in August 2016 • Health specific campus • Around 500 full time students Undergraduates  Adult Nursing  Mental Health Nursing Plus CPPD (short postgraduate) courses run throughout the year
  16. 16. Structure of the day • Fewer sessions:  No Excel  No Library Tour/Quiz • Alternated between Library and IT sessions • Students could cover everything in one day
  17. 17. Comments from Havering The way the information is provided and the help I got made it so easy for me to follow the subjects without any problem Very informative and great help for mature students, providing a great taster in preparation for orientation week I felt the ice has been broken which will help me to have a early grounding on my course The presentations followed by the interactive use of the computer which forms a deeper impression and makes learning a lot more indelible.
  18. 18. 2017 Havering • Fewer coffee breaks! • Introduce a Library Tour & Quiz • Skills for Learning Southwark • Change in dates Both • Follow up how they are doing – focus groups
  19. 19. Any questions?

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