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Bridging Materials Project 2016/17


The aims of bridging materials are:
  • To aid transition, acting as a stepping stone from the students’ previous experience (school, college, employment) into academic life
  • To make use of a portion of the late summer period prior to beginning of teaching to aid academic preparation, help students to become familiar with the makeup of their programme (programme team, assessment types, learning and teaching methods, any other programme-specific info etc.)
  • To encourage students to think about their first year of study and how to make the most of this time
  • To introduce the students to core support services available including employability

The Bridging Materials Framework was developed to help academic colleagues in producing the Bridging Materials for students, presented via My Learning. It is divided into three main sections - Your Programme, Your First Year, and Your Employment.

Project timeline:

Date
Action
w/c 13th June
Bridging Materials framework structure communicated with the Programme Leaders in each school
w/c 13th June
Your Programme section structure sent to all PL to start collecting/writing necessary information
Beginning 16th June
Your Programme section image and content can be embedded onto the Programme (hidden mode) for PL to start editing

Remaining two sections images linking to the Bridging Materials general platform can be embedded onto My Learning
From w/c 20th June
Training drop in sessions available for PL and academic team to upload the content
(details communicated via CAPE Business Partner)
27th July
Deadline for updating Your Programme section
28th July -
1st August
CAPE review of all programme spaces participating in the Bridging Materials project to ensure content is updated
w/c 1st August
Any issues reported to the PL by August 15th
20th August
Final changes/updates can be made by the PL (confirmation of final version sent to CAPE Business Partner or Luiza Dantas)

Once the content is finalised the sections can be made visible
29th August
Students can access to Programme spaces
TBC (around 1st Sept)
Email sent from the University’s Communications Team to all students informing them about the bridging materials
October
Evaluation of the effectiveness/access rates starts





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