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  1. Enhancement Themes Conference 2009Leeds for Life: the University of Leeds approach to developing graduates for the 21st CenturyCaroline LetherlandChristopher WarringtonClara Davies

  2. Leeds for Life: What it is ‘An entitlement for all students which helps them integrate their academic and wider university experience and prepare for their future.’

  3. Leeds for Life: Why we’re doing it • At the heart of the University’s strategy • To help students recognise the distinctiveness of their Leeds education • To motivate and empower students • To encourage greater reflection • To increase the attractiveness of the University to prospective students • Response to NSS and other student feedback

  4. Leeds for Life: What our students want • Diverse student population • Different levels of engagement and involvement in University life will mean different students will want different things from Leeds for Life • Feedback collated from focus groups and Staff-Student Forums

  5. Leeds for Life – website demo • www.leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/

  6. Leeds for Life: Key Developments • Transition to first year • Induction reviewed • “Integrating students into the academic community” - identified examples of good practice in the following areas: • Forming relationship before arrival: Communications & Orientation • Induction extended over the first semester / year • Induction embedded in the curriculum • Academic study & skills support

  7. Leeds for Life: Key Developments • Leeds Model for Personal Tutoring • Model aims to provide an improved, unifiedapproach to academicsupport for students that is: • Purposeful, structured • Proactive, clearly articulated • Systematic - provides overview of performance and scheduled ongoing academic support • Holistic (full range of activity), developmental • Individual, one-to-one, equally available • Tutor as referral agent for personal difficulties • Supported by integrated IT

  8. Personal tutoring information from School PDP, PT documentation or LfL webforms Leeds for Life Skills and Attributes information from LfL website University Transcript information from Web for Faculty VLE VLE Leeds for Life Living CV a single store of information VLE VLE Academic CV template Traditional CV template Skills-based CV template VLE VLE CVs/Applications for specific vacancies The “Living CV”

  9. Leeds for Life: Key Challenges • Academic buy-in • Attracting the non-engaged students • The transition from school to university in relation expectation setting • Ensuring Leeds for Life becomes part of every day business • Balance between responding to student and academic need

  10. Leeds for Life • Any questions?

  11. Group activity • Questions – 20 minutes: • How have you addressed the following challenges in your own Institutions?: • Academic engagement • Student engagement • Transition to first year • Please share your ideas and prepare to report back