Student and Staff Development Network

Purpose
The UALL Student and Staff Development Network (SSDN) organises workshops and conferences for everyone involved in supporting part-time and mature students in Higher Education. 

The Network has an e-mail discussion list for members and details of any Network events are published first on this list to give members priority booking. The discussion list also provides a forum for professional support and exchange between Network members.

Membership
Those involved in supporting part-time and mature students in Higher Education

News 

New Gov Website - Education

The “Directgov” website will be replaced later this year by www.gov.uk.

Please could you click onto “Education” on this new website, and follow the links through for information about student finance, part time study etc. If you see any gaps in the information provided, please could you contact Katherine.smith@bis.gsi.gov.uk.

 

DBIS in consultation with UALL and other stakeholders, is developing an information leaflet and guidance materials on financial support for part-time students.  The aim of the project is to widen part-time participation in HE.  DBIS has invited suggestions from HEIs for case studies of part-time students for video snapshots for the DBIS website.

I am the UALL representative at DBIS and I would welcome your feedback on the video case studies and part-time core script:

Video case studies - hear what current and prospective students have to say about part-time study
http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=153,4680111&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Part-time core script
http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/255748/core_script_v2.pdf

 

Contact
Pauline McManus,
Director of Open Studies and Senior Tutor in Lifelong Learning
University of Warwick
T 024 7652 8459
p.mcmanus@warwick.ac.uk

MJ Morgan
Student Experience and Guidance Officer
University of Leeds
m.j.h.morgan@leeds.ac.uk