• Save the date! (July 2015)

    The FYHE Centre is pleased to support and promote the following upcoming events:

    2015 STARS Conference

    Melbourne, Australia, 1-4 July, 2015

    This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences. Discussion on a wide variety of subjects is encouraged and focuses on the following topics:

    Students – who are they, what are their needs, what works for different cohorts, strategies for broader social inclusion and increasing participation in tertiary education, participation of first nation peoples
    Transitions – pathways to tertiary education, transitions into (the first year experience) during (work integrated learning) and from tertiary education including graduate employability, and capstone experiences
    Achievement – strategies promoting student achievement including curricular and co-curricular reform, employability, gamification and simulation enhanced learning
    Retention – program, discipline, whole of institution, inter-institutional and sector collaborations designed to improve student retention, threshold skills and concepts
    Success – student engagement, technology enhanced learning, understanding students expectations and realities, psychological wellbeing, application of learning analytics

    Full details at http://unistars.org/


    2015 HERDSA Conference

    Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July, 2015

    Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Learning for life and work in a complex world

    Full details at http://herdsa2015.org/

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) virtual centre for researchers and practitioners.

    This site brings together the International First Year in Higher Education Conference and TheInternational Journal of the First Year in Higher Education and a suite of FYHE resources. It provides access to an extensive collection of materials under the Transitions Pedagogy banner and access to other research projects and deliverables, reusable resources and communities of practice all of which are focused on enhancing the experiences of students during their first year in higher education.

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