OLT Extension Grant

OLT Extension Grant – Dissemination Workshops

Understanding the gaps between first year students’ expectations and experiences may help you bridge them: Disseminating the results from the surveys of Staff and Student Experience and Expectations 

The Staff and Student Experience and Expectations (SSEE) project surveyed over 18,000 students from all three universities in South Australia and matched student survey data with their academic outcomes. The extension grant was funded to run a series of dissemination workshops held for academic and other staff who work with first year students at universities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. These specifically tailored workshops will deliver the SSEE project findings relating to students’ expectations and experiences in their first year at university. We believe that university staff with a greater understanding of the gaps between student expectations and their experiences will more easily be able to bridge these gaps within their own institutions.


Australia wide workshops, 2014

During 2014, workshops were held in cities around Australia with the aim of disseminating the findings from our survey of Staff and Student Experiences and Expectations.
Follow these links to download a copy of the presentations made during the February and May/June workshop tours.


Queensland University of Technology

Tuesday 4th February

Griffiths University

Wednesday 5th February


Monash University

Thursday 6th February

La Trobe University

Friday 7th February

New South Wales

University of Technology, Sydney

Monday 10th February

Sydney University

Tuesday 11th February

Western Australia

Murdoch University

Monday 17th February

Edith Cowan University

Tuesday 18th February

South Australia

UniSA (hosted by HERDSA)

Monday 24th February

Australian Capital

Australian National University

Wednesday 21st May


James Cook University, Townsville

Monday 2nd June

James Cook University, Cairns

Tuesday 3rd June


University of Tasmania

Friday 6th June

 Workshop Presentations

Follow these links to download a copy of the presentations made during the February and May/June workshop tours.

SSEE_Extension_Grant_Workshop_Presentation 2014_February.pdf

SSEE_Extension_Grant_Workshop_Presentation 2014_May/June.pdf


Student Expectation and Experience Video

A video about Student Expectations and Experiences at University was created by the SSEE team in 2014. Follow the link to view our video via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24RT8OAQGVI&feature=youtu.be

Follow this link to a Glossary of terms for the First Year Student Expectations and Experiences project.
For further information regarding any of these sessions or further activities contact us


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