Human Communication Sciences Intro Week

HCS students in Intro Week 2006

Want to help your students bridge the gap to university life? Intro Week inquiry activities in Human Communication Sciences were revamped in September 2006 as part of a CILASS project in order to do just that.

Students worked in groups on a variety of activities, including treasure hunts and poster presentations to familiarise themselves with their course and IBL, their department and their university. At the end of Intro Week, students showcased posters they had created to a wide variety of staff and students from across the university, giving students an opportunity to discuss their research and their first taste of university life.

`It was great to get confidence, because it wasn´t the big things, it was the small things you were worried about´ (MMedSci student focus group)

Keywords:

induction activities; poster presentations; peer mentoring; social networking; task focused learning

HCS students' research poster

Details:

Department: Department of Human Communication Sciences

Project: HCS Induction Programme

Dates: September 2006 & September 2007

Project Leader:

Ms Margaret Freeman