Overview of Develop Me!


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Overview of Develop Me!

  1. 1. Develop Me! Support Me! Engage (and Retain) Me! <br />Becka Currant <br />Dean of Students<br />University of Bradford <br />
  2. 2. Develop Me!<br />Skills tracking<br />Meet and chat, pre-entry activities<br />Online resources<br />Mobile guides<br />developme.ning.com<br />Student voice<br /><ul><li>Expectations survey
  3. 3. First Year Experience questionnaire </li></ul>www.bradford.ac.uk/developme<br />www.braduni.mobi<br />Meet and chat online<br />
  4. 4. A Brief History of Develop Me! <br />Extended student model HEA Pathfinder, NTFS Outduction<br />Pre-entry to post graduation<br />E-induction HEA e-learning Research Observatory <br />Seamless transition into University <br />Integrated online support HEFCE<br />24/7 support available<br />Responding to diverse students ELESIG/HEA/JISC/HEFCE<br />Digital typology<br />LLiDA work, development of SaPRA<br />
  5. 5. E-induction<br />Social:<br />Start process of making links with peers on courses and other students in University (ning)<br />Share hopes, fears and concerns about starting course (ning)<br />Identify challenges and find answers to burning questions (expectations questionnaire)<br />Feel ‘at home’ (mobile guides)<br />Hi all getting excited about starting uni, feels strange after not being in a school enviroments for syuch a looooong time. Hope to see you all soon.<br />Hi everyone! I&apos;m starting the foundation degree in Community Regeneration & Development in 26 sleeps and starting to get nervous! Can&apos;t wait to meet everyone! I noticed that we are supposed to meet in the atrium on the 21st - anyone know what time?<br />Is everybody as shell shocked and tired as I am, gosh hope next week isn&apos;t so tiring.<br />
  6. 6. E-induction<br />“Most of the things that related to the serious aspect of University I found on the University of Bradford website.”<br />“It was good to be able to find out about things any time of day.”<br />Academic: <br /><ul><li>Early engagement with academic materials and development of academic skills (ning)
  7. 7. Completion of SaPRA to identify levels of confidence and develop action plan to reflect on with personal tutor and evidence in PDP (online resources)</li></li></ul><li>The Student Voice<br />“The forums are great as you can meet other people before beginning University. It makes you feel less nervous.” <br />“[I like] being able to meet and talk to people before starting”<br />“You’ve got his huge edifice which is a University, but what you need is a human face on it.” <br />“Thanks for the warm welcome note, it gave me a great first impression about the university of Bradford”  <br />
  8. 8. Comments from Staff<br />“This [Develop Me!] is great. I am so pleased that you have set this up and it’s an easy way for me to talk to the new students and get to know them better”  <br />“They did seem a lot more self reliant with getting themselves registered and getting going with things.” <br />“I thought I was too old to do all this [social networking] but it’s not as hard as you think and the students obviously seem to benefit from it” <br />