Arden team shares tips on how to look after foundation year students during Covid-19 at expert UK conference.

Arden team shares tips on how to look after foundation year students during Covid-19 at expert UK conference.

Lecturers at Arden University have been sharing their expert advice on how best to support students during the Covid-19 lockdown with colleagues from universities across the UK at a major national conference.

Arden’s Foundation Year Team presented their experience and learning from months of helping our foundation year students during the lockdown at the annual Foundation Year Network conference in late July.

Studying a degree with Foundation Year entry is designed to help those students who need a little extra support when embarking on their degree studies.

Arden's Foundation Year Programme Team Leader Towella Ngambi said feedback from other university staff at the conference was incredibly positive.

She said: “Other institutions were looking to us for answers on how to support students with online learning and had so many questions for our team."

“We were so encouraged to see how well received our findings were and how we were able to help other institutions who also face similar challenges in supporting their own foundation year students.”

In one of Arden's recent webinars Towella described the many benefits students get by studying a Foundation Year before entering their full degree programme. 

“A Foundation Year is a fantastic way of ensuring that you are successful on your bachelor's degree. It gives students tailored support and practice in skills that they’ll need like essay writing, how to use the online portal, and how to communicate with lecturers.”

Arden’s Foundation Year team of Towella, Joanne Brown, Fosca Grossi, Shamsun Choudhury, Peter Baylis, and Stefan Overton shared their work in an important paper at the conference.

You can read the team’s paper here


Whether it's been a while since you last studied or you didn't make the grade in previous academic study, Arden University offers Degrees with an integrated Foundation Year which lays the groundwork needed to go on and graduate with a full degree. 

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