Warwick Advantage • • • • Sean Russell Anne Wilson Steve Ranford Lucy Reynolds Director, Student Development & Diversity Warwick Advantage Project Officer IT Co-ordinator SU Societies Officer Personal & Academic Development Planning • Skills; what skills? • QAA and Personal Development Planning: Personal Development Planning is 'a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and / or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational, and career development.‘ (QAA 2000) Teaching and Learning CSDE WV Disability WA SU and student Activities Employability Life choices Consultation & Marketing • • • • • Consultation: Warwick Network – June 2007 Student buy-in – SU and Societies Link with Employability – Careers Centre Using existing channels – CCs Advisors > Champions: Senior Tutors, Sabbaticals, Learning and Teaching QUESTIONS? Warwick Advantage Making the most of your time at Warwick Anne Wilson [email protected] Warwick Advantage My focus: • To create something students would use • To provide a rationale for the benefits of reflection –to increase graduate employability • To encourage student responsibility for their progression • To develop easy to use resources • To give students choice in the way they reflect To answer the question at all stages “What’s in it for me?” The process • Consultation with SU Sabbaticals and groups of students through SSLCs to outline ideas and seek input • Discussion with academic staff to explore the new approach • Inputs from some Societies (OWW, WSAF, Warwick Entrepreneurs) to look at skills development The website www.go.warwick.ac.uk/advantage Sports Execs Committees SSLC Reps Campaigning Society Execs Volunteering The Warwick Advantage Award For commitment, dedication and development What we want: What you get: • At least one term of nonacademic involvement (or one year for the higher award) A certificate signed by Pro-VC Michael Whitby (or the Vice Chancellor for the higher award) • Evidence of a project or event you’ve taken responsibility for An awards celebration event • Reflection on your learning and skills development Valuable evidence for your CV and applications Union Officers What’s in it for the University? • The Opportunities section- a showcase to the public of all we offer here at Warwick • Graduate employability is enhanced through students’ ability to translate and articulate their skills • Warwick Advantage Award- Recruiter endorsement – further enhancement of students they already rate highly • Motivating students academically Ongoing Developments Reflection Pods TQEF Project Steve Ranford Cont…. • Interactive sessions working with individual groups to help students identify and articulate skills they are developing • Departmental Champions who have responsibility for promoting WA website and activities • Resources for students with an offer to access before starting at Warwick Questions?