Covid 19, climate change and the inequalities highlighted in recent weeks are all having an impact on our society. The emotional impact on young people in particular creates additional challenge for HE staff concerned with developing provision to support transition to higher education this autumn. This event will consider these challenges and the opportunities to rethink what induction and transition could become. It will explore the particular challenge experienced by students from groups under-represented in higher education, review and apply the Level 4 NERUPI aims and objectives centred on transition and encourage sharing of members' ideas and plans for first year induction and transition.
Nicola Ingram is professor of Sociology of Education at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. Nicola's research includes the Paired Peers Project, a two-phase longitudinal study investigating the student experience and postgraduate progression experience for students from different backgrounds at two Bristol universities.
Caroline Hickman is a climate psychology therapist, researcher and lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Caroline's research interests centre on climate change psychology, eco-anxiety and talking to children about climate change.