Students FIRST

AMOSSHE, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East London are delighted to have been awarded £55,000 from JISC to look at the impact of a technology based intervention in providing student bursaries. It will explore whether the use of SMART cards can assist student retention and transitions, and draw on the materials developed in the Value and Impact project.

Students FIRST will:

  • use service mapping at more than one site to understand the intervention’s impact and regional versus sector wide relevance
  • consider whether technology can support widening participation and student retention
  • demonstrate the effectiveness of incorporating information technology in support services
  • explore whether student completion of more likely if targeted interventions are employed
  • cost the savings and retention value of electronic bursary support

Project outputs will include:

  • model maps for holistic student support, aligning financial advice with learner needs
  • tools for incorporating technology into traditionally paper based advice roles
  • lessons learned and case studies for change management and support services IT needs

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