SALTSOC – a student designed online peer network – a journey from induction to PDP and beyond By Sophie Leslie and Nicola Poole. LTDU. Who we are Aims of the unit – QE & PGCE THE & learning environments Retention/Student Experience – Induction Projects. Aims of the Project.
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“It has taken a lot of hard work, patience and motivation but the feedback from students has made it worthwhile. When something you have done on the network really works and people use it, it’s quite satisfying. I have enjoyed contributing to the student experience with something that was not in place before and that is now hopefully benefiting the students using it.” - Amanda Evans
“We are trying to develop it into a one-stop shop, with particular attention being placed on the placement side of things. We know exactly what is useful to share and what would be of benefit to the rest of the cohort. My motivation for wanting to work on the network was to build a resource that students would really benefit from, that has all the little bits of information that would take ages to dig out yourself. It has been easy to work on the network alongside uni because it is so flexible and fits around all my other commitments. – you just need ideas and enthusiasm” – Aysha Siddika
“The Speech and Language Therapy network has allowed students to share knowledge and skills more easily between each other. It has also acted as a forum for peer support and has recently been extended to include an online journal club. All of these things are very important in terms of student development and wellbeing. The key element to the success of the network is that it was created by students, for students. This wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent support that The Learning and Teaching Development Unit gave the students” – Ria Bayliss SLT Lecturer