• 29 April 2015 at 09:30 – 13:00,
  • Regent Building Lecture Theatre

The theme for this year’s Symposium was Student Transitions. The Symposium topic complemented the new QAA (Scotland) Enhancement Theme of the same name. This topic took a deliberately broad view of student transitions into, within and out of University, focussing on the various ways in which we support students through these key points in their academic journeys. The Symposium took place in the morning of 29th April from 09:30 – 13:00. An afternoon programme of workshops shifted the focus away from students and on to Staff Transitions.

Our keynote presentation this year was entitled ‘Are students prepared for navigating transitions in HE?’ and was delivered by Professor Veronica Bamber, Chair of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme and Director of the Centre for Academic Practice at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. We also heard from Dr Deborah O’Neil, Chief Executive and Scientific Officer from NovaBiotics Ltd. who provided an employer’s perspective on the topic of student transitions.