MMU Good Practice Exchange


Staying the Course

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Project Details

Staying the Course started life as a large scale, mixed method regional research project. When thinking about how the results of that research might impact on the everyday lives of students, Claire Hamshire, Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow of the HEA, transformed the stories captured through the project into a board game, which is used during induction week.

"It seemed essential to try and provide information  to new students in ways that did not contribute to the information overload and which signposted key sources of support without going into exhaustive detail about what that support might be." (Hamshire & Forsyth 2013; 162)

Additional reading/External material

  • Hamshire, C. and Forsyth, R. (2013). Contexts and Concepts: Crafty ways to Consider Challenging Topics. New Traditional Games for Learning: a case book. N. Whitton and A. Moseley. London, Routledge.

Contact Details:

Dr Claire Hamshire
Health Professions

Related UTA resources:

Progression and Retention

Personal Tutoring

Peer Support for Student Success

Induction & Transition

Effective Use of Research in Teaching