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Improving the transition to university: introducing student voices into the formal induction process for new geography undergraduates

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael Richardson, Professor Simon TateORCiD


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Recently, there has been renewed interest in the area of school to university transitions within geography. This article focuses upon one aspect of these transitions, namely the induction programmes offered by universities to their new undergraduates. It argues in favour of extending the length of the induction period currently offered by many institutions and incorporating student voices into the induction process through peer mentoring. In making this argument, the article reports upon the new Extended Induction to Geography programme that Newcastle University piloted for the first time in 2011–2012.

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Author(s): Richardson MJ, Tate S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Geography in Higher Education

Year: 2013

Volume: 37

Issue: 4

Pages: 611-618

Print publication date: 19/02/2013

Acceptance date: 16/11/2012

ISSN (print): 0309-8265

ISSN (electronic): 1466-1845

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2013.769092


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