A rites-of-passage approach to new student induction
For many young people, starting university is akin to a rite of passage. This workshop gives colleagues an opportunity to reflect on how induction might be seen as a rite of passage.
- From: Thursday 21 January 2016, 2 pm
- To: Thursday 21 January 2016, 4 pm
- Location: Chaucer 2503, Chaucer, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
For many young people, starting university is akin to a rite of passage. They face many of the experiences faced by young people entering religious communities or becoming adult in tribal communities. They are physically removed from their parental home, live in dwellings with other young people, take part in ritual activity and are inducted to the secrets of the tribe.
Unfortunately the ritual activity can include excessive alcohol and the secrets are all too often about the intricacies of Harvard referencing. Nonetheless, this session, co-presented by Ed Foster, Student Engagement Manager, CADQ, and Ann Liggett, School of Social Sciences, will create free space for colleagues to think about their approaches to the new student induction experience.
Starting at 2 pm, this two-hour session will explore some of the literature looking at rites of passage, give colleagues an opportunity to reflect on how induction might be seen as a rite of passage and how that approach might improve the new student learning experience.
To book your free place, please click on the Add to Basket button to the right and complete the short online booking process.
Spaces are strictly limited for this workshop, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.