Supporting BTEC Students' Success Symposium Our Keynote Newton Room The role of BTEC courses and colleges in supporting progression to HE: Implications for practices in HE

Hugh Joslin, Clare Gartland, Luke Parmenter, Sarah Johnson
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Supporting BTEC Students' Success Symposium Welcome to Brunel We are delighted to welcome such a huge variety of presenters and delegates to Brunel University London to explore the challenges students holding a BTEC qualification face when transitioning to Higher Education (HE) and how we may support them both pre-and post-entry. Over the past few years, the success of students with non-traditional entry qualifications at university has been at the forefront of research and interventions on
more » ... nterventions on transition. This symposium comes out of Brunel's 'Transition Project' and aims to foster collaboration between HE and FE by bringing together colleagues to share approaches to transition support in response to the increasingly diverse student body entering HE. The Transition Project is in its third and final year at Brunel and as we look for direction as to where to take our work next, we wanted to explore what the varied work taking place across the sector. As Widening Participation moves focus from access to success, this symposium draws together practitioners from outreach and learning development, colleagues from colleges and NCOPs, as well as academics. We hope this will be a rich environment for you to share experiences and thoughts on student success and that you will leave with some clear ideas to take back to your own institutions.