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Partner Colleges Learning and Teaching Project (Summary Report)

Martin, Louise (2011) Partner Colleges Learning and Teaching Project (Summary Report). Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (5). ISSN 2024-8032

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The Institute of Sport & Exercise Science (ISES) at the University of Worcester (UW) works in partnership with Stourbridge College, Worcester College of Technology and Herefordshire College of Technology (Holme Lacy campus) to provide Higher National Diploma (HND) and degree level sport-related courses. These programmes are valuable to the ISES in relation to widening participation, working with the wider community and progression onto the institute’s degree and Masters programmes. Two of the key strategic aims of the University of Worcester are to provide an outstanding student experience and inclusive higher education: these are demanding remits since courses that are provided in collaboration with partner colleges may face greater challenges, as the student experience involves two distinct institutions in different locations, each with their own facilities, resources and staffing. Students on these courses are taught in dual locations by staff from both institutions, and whilst the diversity of this dual provision is attractive and positive in many respects, it can also provide challenges, for example with respect to facilities, resources and transport.

This project sought to explore how partner college students perceive their overall experience in relation to the following broad themes:
a) facilities and resources;
b) learning and teaching (including assessment);
c) employability;
d) personal development;
e) recommendations for enhancing the student experience.
It was envisaged that the involvement of the three partner colleges

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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: sports-related courses, widening participation, student experience, partner colleges, higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 14:24
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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