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The University of Southampton
Transition Project

For our students to experience a successful transition to study at the University of Southampton they need to engage with their learning, something they are more likely to do if they engage with their community. This will help with their sense of belonging their personal motivation to study, their ability to form friendships and their commitment to the course.

Every new student brings with them a different range of experiences and approaches to learning. Their expectations of what life will be like at the University and the reality of what it is like to study and live in the new environment will make the process of transition a challenging one for most, if not all, new students.

So what can we do to help? The following principles have been developed by Colin Bryson (Newcastle University).

We are developing a set of case studies that will provide examples of what you can do to encourage student engagement. We are looking to cover the following topic areas:

If you have developed activities around this area we would love to hear from you and make your case study available on this website.  Click here to contact the Transition Project team.

Equally, if you would like to get similar initiatives set up in your area, get in touch with the Transition Project team to access support and funds to help.





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RAISE (Researching and Advancing Student Engagement) is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and student representatives drawn from the Higher Education Sector who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement.

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