Coming from College Welcome Day

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Our Coming from College Welcome Day was an innovative induction experience for Direct Entry students held on 4th September 2015 at Sighthill campus.

(Thanks to Greig Kelbie, Maxine Wood, Imi Dencer-Brown, and Katrina Castle for providing the information for this post).

Through a variety of interactive workshops, the Coming from College Welcome Day aimed to provide 200 new direct entrant students with activities enabling them to go on and make the most of their university experiences. In particular, the NSA and University wanted to create a sense of community for new direct entrants and to provide them with a positive all-round student induction experience.

The background
The organisation of this event was part of the NSA’s ongoing work around the QAA’s Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. Continue reading Coming from College Welcome Day

Our feedback from the QAA Student Transitions conference in June


The QAA International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education was well attended by Edinburgh Napier University Staff and Students alike, with 13 presentations and 5 posters over the course of the three days.  While the sun sparkled on the Clyde outside the venue showing Glasgow in its very best colours, our colleagues and students sparkled inside sharing their practice, their research and their reflections of student transitions.   Congratulations to everyone for ensuring that Edinburgh Napier were so expertly represented.  What’s more – given that there were around 600 delegates over three days it’s rather amazing to see that we are quite so well represented in the photo gallery from the conference which you can link to at 🙂

There is absolutely no doubt that our students rose to the challenge of presenting at an International conference (a first for most of them), and if there was any stage fright – it didn’t show.  Continue reading Our feedback from the QAA Student Transitions conference in June