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Part 1 - the student view Presented by: Tommy Gilchrist – Vice President Education

Part 1 - the student view Presented by: Tommy Gilchrist – Vice President Education

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  1. Part 1 - the student view Presented by: Tommy Gilchrist – Vice President Education

  2. What is a Part 1 student? • Perceived to be: • typical 18-22 first-time undergraduate • full-time student • more likely to be a home student • living in Halls • academically capable (at least at Reading!) • here to get as drunk as possible for little cost

  3. In reality... • Part 1 students are: • starting at any age • either full-time or part-time • not necessarily of UK/European origins • living in a variety of accommodation • all academically capable; some receive more support than others during their first year • here for a multitude of reasons including, but not always foremost, getting a degree • from as many backgrounds as they are populous

  4. There is no such thing as an average student!

  5. Student Experience • Who did we ask? • contacted around 175 Part 1 students over the vacation • 54 responded, with 51 responses usable (29% overall) • responses from all five (three?) Faculties, although heavily biased towards the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities • low volume of data will detract from a quantified analysis, so few significant relationships can be drawn • look instead at qualitative comments for a selection of questions

  6. Why did you choose your course at Reading? • I liked the look of the prospectus – shiny • Reading had the best course for me • My department’s research record • It looked lovely! Really pretty campus, new buildings, and the course I wanted to do  • Didn’t know where to apply to... not my first choice • My boyfriend was doing History; doesn’t matter now coz we broke up • Local Uni

  7. Two things to note: • locality of the University was mentioned by 3 people; nearly 6% of the total. Increasing cost of a degree responsible? • not one person mentioned Reading’s position in the University League Table

  8. How did you... feel on arrival? engage in your first year? snowsports was biggest sport response; usual suspects also there joined a society handed in my essays worked in 3sixty went out a lot!! • nervous • exhilarated • excited • home-sick • terrified • want to meet everyone • worried

  9. Your department and you • How did your department support you? • reading lists before arrival • could change pre-selected modules on arrival • friendly faces when going there for the first time • really good Personal Tutor (in some departments!) • lecturers know their stuff (two mentioned by name, but not here today so I won’t embarrass them by singing their praises) • if they didn’t know the answer, they knew who did • different to school; call lecturers by their first names • guided on how to work independently

  10. Student Academic Reps (StARs) were mentioned 7 times (14% of answers) as having really helped • Fully 41% (21 respondents) of the sample thought that their department had done nothing at all to help them

  11. Your degree

  12. Questions