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Transition into HE

Students' transition from their previous educational experience into UK Higher Education means finding out about our expectations and becoming part of the academic community in the discipline.

Schools support this transition with initial induction and ongoing social and academic activities. Inevitably social activities often involve learning about academic norms and practices and academic activities allow students to make new friends.


Schools address student's induction with a range of approaches including:

  • Providing an online space for students to meet each other, and staff, before arriving at the start of a new course.
  • peer metoring schemes to match a group of new students with the current 2nd or 3rd years
  • working through expectations of university study and recognising the diversity of students' previous educational experiences.

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What colleagues are saying about the transition into HE

More about the transition into HE from the "Talking of teaching" blog


Saul Becker on Learning to learn at university

"I teach the first four lectures that our first year students have on a particular module …"

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