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First Year Experience Forum recap: September 2018

By Amanda White,

Check out these fantastic tools and activities to support learning in large classes.

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Changing Pedagogical Spaces with Professor Penny Jane Burke

By Matthew Vella,

Newcastle University's Professor Penny Jane Burke, a global leader in the field of equity in higher education, spoke with us on changing pedagogical spaces.

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Engaging students in the first year of university: Dr Ella Kahu

By Matthew Vella,

Watch: Massey University's Dr Ella Kahu talks about ways to engage students in the first year of university.

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Wrap up: First Year Experience Forum July 2017

By Matthew Vella,

Did you miss out on the July First Year Experience Forum? Check out this video for highlights!

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Transition is not just for first year

By Jo McKenzie,

Whether they’re starting first year, second year, final year or postgrad, students are starting new subjects. Good week 1 activities can help students to make the transition into your subject and class. And it’s not (quite) too late to do something.

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Student Transition: are we trying hard enough?

By Mackenzie de la Hunty,

Learn about what UTS is doing to help first year students transition into tertiary education.

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How tablet computing annotation and sharing technology transforms student participation

By Rhiannon Hall,

Dr. James Wakefield from the UTS Business School is engaging students in Accounting tutorials by using tablets as learning aids.

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2017 UTS First Year Experience Grants: Applications Are Open

By Lucy Arthur,

Coordinators of first year subjects and second year transition subjects taken by students coming from pathways are invited to apply for amounts of up to $4,000 for projects aimed at implementing transition pedagogies in the curriculum. Team applications involving coordinators, teaching teams, tutors, demonstrators and academic support professionals are...

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