Spring Focus Groups: Honours Year Progression

Thursday 25 March 2021 1pm - 2pm

MS Teams

Hello everyone! The Students’ Union is conducting a number of focus groups throughout the Spring 2021 Semester in line with the theme of Accessibility and Inclusion. We hope to make the student experience in Stirling a welcoming and supportive one for ALL students, so we would like to hear from you on how we can do that! We hope these sessions not only help identify issues to address here and now, but also how we can carry on work long term in the Students Union towards Accessibility and Inclusion. See below the different sessions we will be holding and more details on what we are looking to explore.

We also know that for some of you, you may not be able to attend the session for various reasons, and some of you may not feel super comfortable in a small group setting like this over Microsoft Teams, so we will also be offering the option of sending in responses to some questions via email. 

If you would like to sign up for a session, please email Lexi at education.union@stir.ac.uk and please include your name, what you are studying (and year/mode), which session(s) you would like to attend, and whether you would like to join the focus group session or send in responses via email.

We would also like to assure you that all information gathered will be treated in accordance with the Students’ Union’s GDPR policy, which can be found here.

Session 5: Honours Year Progression (Thursday March 25th @ 1-2)

In the upcoming Focus group for honour’s year progression students, we are hoping to properly assess the unique issues that have been faced by students who have progressed or are expecting to progress to 3rd year of their undergraduate degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The key things we want to assess are: First, differences in academic performances for these students pre and post COVID-19. Second, perceived skills deficits and the responses of faculties to prepare students for the increased academic expectations. Finally, mental health concerns from students expecting a higher standard of academic expectation and more burdensome workload.