This year’s National Student Survey has been the most valuable in recent years. It has given us, as a department, the chance to see what aspects of blended and online learning have worked for our cohort and where we need to work closer with our students to develop and improve. It has shown us the areas of academia our students truly value and how the Warwick experience should be working for them as mature students.
What leads to change in Psychotherapy? Richard Davis wins Inspirational award and publishes two chapters in book.
Richard Davis, Senior Teaching Fellow Counselling/Psychotherapy, has been credited for his inspirational and generous attitude by receiving the Inspirational award in our Transforming Education Awards 2021.
Graduation is one of my favourite events of the year – a chance to be part of some pomp and ceremony, see campus looking great and feed off the energy of relieved graduates and proud friends and family. Smiles a mile wide all round.
Of course in Covid times its not possible to gather in Butterworth Hall so in the Career Studies and Coaching team we have made a virtue out of a necessity and developed an online celebration. Its less hot and sweaty, and shorter, and we can also include those who have achieved Postgraduate awards, certificates and diplomas. (In our area these are our most common awards but formal graduation is for those with an MA only).
Last week we met online, played the Warwick anthem and watched a video of the gradation procession that had been recorded by somebody’s Dad in 2019 and uploaded to youtube. Each graduate was able to say a little about their course highlights and what they are taking forward, and we marked the transition from student to graduate. There wasn’t much pomp, but we did have some silly hats, part poppers, and a warm feeling of appreciation for all that students bring to the course.
So, well done to everyone who had an award confirmed by a recent exam board. Keep in touch and good luck for the future!
"The Centre for Lifelong Learning this year celebrates thirty years of our 2+2 degree programme. The University of Warwick welcomed its first 2+2 students in 1991 with the desire to provide students without traditional qualifications the opportunity to study for their degree. Since then, we have welcomed many committed students with the desire to achieve a degree qualification and further their careers. Our students have a wealth of personal and professional experience which enriches our learning community here in CLL. Each year, my colleagues and I are incredibly proud of our students, balancing their studies alongside their work and family commitments, none more so than this year. I am delighted to see that our 2+2 programme continues to be highly valued by the University, while bringing opportunities for education and growing employability within the local community."
Professor Ruth Hewston, Head of Department