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Warwick Profiles - Centre for Student Development and Enterprise

Centre for Student Development and Enterprise (CSDE): Enhancing Learning and Research at Warwick formerly Warwick Skills Programmes

Location within the University:
First Floor Annexe, University House

Kay Sanderson: Undergraduate Learning Services and Projects Manager
Rob Johnson: Personal and Academic Development Planning Manager
Rachel Hardy: Graduate School Skills Manager (and Projects)
Midlands Hub Coordinator: Kate Mahoney
We’re expanding: new posts for 06/07 include Induction Co-ordinator and Midlands Hub/Events Manager

Function/Role of Department:
Enhancing student learning, research and enterprise through independent programmes and resources to make students more effective in academic life.

For Undergraduates:

  • Accredited modules
  • E-learning
  • Personal development planning

For postgraduates

  • Professional and Research Development
  • Skills training programme

Works closely with:
As well as departments, we work closely with the Graduate School, the Careers Service and the Learning Grid.

Current Projects:

  • Induction series
  • Offshoot
  • Recipes for success and
  • Advice and support to departments and Students’ Union
  • Courses to help students organise studies and plan their future
  • Advice and guidance courses for student advisors

Recent successes:

  • Shootout 2006
  • Internal and regional PhD poster competitions
  • Drop-in sessions in the Learning Grid
  • Enthusiasm for, and increase in use of, PDP
  • Exciting 3 minute film for departmental inductions
  • Booklets and web downloads for students

Future Projects

  • PhD Inaugural public lecture series
  • Cookout
  • Enterprise Programmes