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  1. The inequity of the student experience N M Speirs University of Edinburgh

  2. The importance of the student experience * The development of graduate attributes * Leading to an increased employability * Volunteering, internships, study abroad, student representation, living away from home

  3. The importance of the student experience * The development of graduate attributes * Leading to an increased employability * Volunteering, internships, study abroad, student representation, living away from home

  4. The other curriculum • ‘Most scholars who study the impact of college on students agree that what happens • outside the classroom - the other curriculum - can contribute to valued outcomes of college.’ • ‘For about 40 percent of students, the do-it-yourself side of college [what took place • outside the classroom] was the most significant educational experience.’ • Kuh, G. D., The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1995), pp. 123-155 • Moffatt, M. Coming of Age in New Jersey: College and American Culture. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

  5. The other curriculum ‘Participation in extracurricular activities has been a more accurate predictor of workplace competence than grades .‘ ‘Colleges cannot force students to participate in organized campus activities or perform leadership roles. However, they can and should be accountable for creating the conditions that promote such behaviour.’ Howard, A. "College Experiences and Managerial Performance." Journal of Applied Psychology, 71 (1986), 530-52. Kuh, G. D., The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1995), pp. 123-155

  6. The WP student experience Student 1 Good academic performance Lives at home with grandmother Socializes in home town Has part time job in home town Not part of any student society/club Low income

  7. The WP student experience Student 2 Good academic performance Lives at home with 2 children On campus for class only Limited contact with staff and peers Low income, receives bursary Supports other family with proportion of bursary

  8. Empowering the WP student Advertising internships that are paid Involving WP students in outreach activity Empowering WP students to take on representation roles

  9. Empowering the WP student Offering fully funded overseas study opportunities Funds to support volunteering/internship opportunities Bursaries to support overseas summer schools

  10. The inequity of the student experience N M Speirs University of Edinburgh