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Warwick Advantage. Sean Russell Director, Student Development & Diversity Anne Wilson Warwick Advantage Project Officer Steve Ranford IT Co-ordinator Lucy Reynolds SU Societies Officer. Personal & Academic Development Planning. Skills; what skills? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Warwick Advantage

    Sean Russell Director, Student Development & DiversityAnne Wilson Warwick Advantage Project OfficerSteve RanfordIT Co-ordinatorLucy ReynoldsSU Societies Officer

  • Personal & Academic Development PlanningSkills; 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)

  • Consultation & MarketingConsultation: Warwick Network June 2007Student buy-in SU and SocietiesLink with Employability Careers CentreUsing existing channels CCsAdvisors > Champions: Senior Tutors, Sabbaticals, Learning and Teaching QUESTIONS?

  • Warwick Advantage

    Making the most of your time at Warwick

    Anne Wilson A.E.Wilson@warwick.ac.uk

  • Warwick Advantage

    My focus:

    To create something students would useTo provide a rationale for the benefits of reflection to increase graduate employabilityTo encourage student responsibility for their progressionTo develop easy to use resourcesTo give students choice in the way they reflect

    To answer the question at all stages Whats 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

  • The Warwick Advantage AwardFor commitment, dedication and developmentWhat we want: What you get:At least one term of non-academic involvement (or one year for the higher award)

    Evidence of a project or event youve taken responsibility for

    Reflection on your learning and skills development

    A certificate signed by Pro-VC Michael Whitby (or the Vice Chancellor for the higher award)

    An awards celebration event

    Valuable evidence for your CV and applicationsSociety ExecsSports ExecsSSLC RepsCommitteesCampaigningVolunteeringUnion Officers

  • Whats 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 PodsTQEF 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?


    **Personal Development Planning The Dearing Review of Higher Education

    PDP- A means by which students can monitor, build and reflect upon their personal development.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. **A website which enhanced graduate employability by:

    Helping students understand who they are and whats important to them

    Identifying skills they have and those they need to develop

    Providing a portal to all extra-curricular activities at Warwick

    Encouraging students to seek formal recognition for their extra- curricular involvement

    Enabling students to reflect on their experiences and articulate their skills effectively

    Providing employer endorsement of the value of reflection as part of the recruitment process

    Encouraging students to make the most of the expertise at Warwick