Developing a sense of belonging: Supporting transition from First year to the Professional Education Biology program
Students at The University of Stirling who take a degree that includes a Professional Education qualification start the professional element of their programme in their second year. Previous students who have made the transition from first into second year have experienced several common issues. These included anxiety about and isolation from the Professional Education programme, not knowing other Professional Education students, concern about progression pathways, school placements and doubt about their chosen career path.
The need for belonging is considered essential for students to do well and feel motivated. We’ve set out several innovative approaches to help instil a sense of belonging in these students – so they feel connected, comfortable and motivated.
For more: see the information on the right-hand side.