|Title||Geography for the New Undergraduate: a First Year Seminar Programme Assisting the Transfer from Pre-University Studies to Higher Education|
|Department||Department of Environmental and Biological Studies, Liverpool Hope University College, Liverpool, L16 9JD|
|Fax.||+44 (0)151 291 3172|
During the 1995/96 Teaching Quality Assessment round, Geography and Environmental Studies at Liverpool Hope University College were jointly assessed as 'excellent'. The Department was noted for its ability to support mature and other under-represented students. This has been achieved by the Department developing a project comprising a seminar programme integrating subject-specific geographical knowledge and skills with a range of personal, interpersonal and transferable skills. It was initiated in a response to the significant increase in the proportion of the population beginning undergraduate courses and the demands of society for graduates who are able to display employment related skills.
Liverpool Hope geography and environmental studies courses have made a heavy investment providing a first year teaching programme with the following features:
Student feedback indicates that the majority of students consider the programme to be a valuable resource. Students registered an increased confidence in their abilities to cope with coursework, discuss issues and understand their subject.