The staff–student co-design of an online resource for pre-arrival arts and humanities students

Woods, Kathryn and Homer, Damien. 2022. The staff–student co-design of an online resource for pre-arrival arts and humanities students. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 21(2), pp. 176-197. ISSN 1474-0222 [Article]

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Successful induction has been evidenced to strengthen students’ learning, engagement and feelings of belonging. Technology offers opportunities for enhancing the student induction experience, especially pre-arrival, but has been under-utilised. This article provides an evaluation of an online induction learning resource for pre-arrival students in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick in 2019. There will be particular focus on the method of co-designing the resource with a group of current students. The article will demonstrate how online learning resources for pre-arrival students can support successful induction. It argues that co-designing digital student experience resources in collaboration with students aids the development of materials that students find engaging and that co-design has a range of benefits for staff and students who are involved in the process.

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Warwick International Higher Education Academy.


transition, induction, student partnership, collaboration, digital, student support

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24 August 2021Accepted
13 November 2021Published Online
April 2022Published

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18 Nov 2021 16:21

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16 Mar 2022 11:59

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