Gareth Taylor, Head of Learning and Academic Excellence at Study Group, shares his experience of heading up learning and academic excellence, working with staff to support international students as they transition into higher education at their chosen university.
Gareth discusses some of the positive aspects of teaching and student support that have come out of pandemic thinking. In particular, he outlines a renewed focus on the ways in which we understand student outcomes and a deeper appreciation of individual learners, as well as the role consistency of digital education practice has played across Study Group’s global network.
The importance of discovering, collaborating and sharing good practice between institutions has been an essential part of improving student progression. Within this context, Gareth posits that often ‘great learning comes from the surprising aspects of our practice’.
Connect Benefits Series:
‘New transitions’ webinar – responses from a panel of five experts
As part of this Connect Benefit Series, on Wednesday 29 September at 09:00-10:30 BST we will be hosting a webinar where five experts on transitions, retention and progression in higher education will explore the top crowd-sourced questions submitted by Advance HE members. Find out more and book your place.
Also part of this project, we are hosting an online clinic on Monday 18 October 09:00-10:30 BST where we will encourage small group discussion around key topic areas to enable Advance HE member colleagues to develop bespoke responses to their specific challenges within their institution and discipline contexts. Find out more and book your place.