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Room1 TAG Lucy Warman The Alternative Guide To Uc Lan Elluminate2

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Room1 TAG Lucy Warman The Alternative Guide To Uc Lan Elluminate2

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

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