Some Digital Media students start directly in the third year of the course. We carried out scoping meetings, a survey and focus groups to see how we could help these students feel more confident as they transition into Stirling University.
The focus groups helped us identify that students entering the course in the 3rd year may feel that they are ‘behind the curve’ when it comes to academic theory and would like more support to understand the expectations the University has of them. Communication and coaching is key to easing the transition and helping students to feel engaged and confident. The outcomes suggest there would be great benefit in setting up a Digital Media Bootcamp which gives students a general orientation into the campus, an introduction to production staff and digital production facilities, and an understanding of our learning and teaching culture here at Stirling University.
Read the poster on the right for more information.