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QAA supports successful student transitions with new resources

Date: July 15 - 2021

QAA has today launched its Supporting Successful Student Transitions project. Offering positive approaches and practical solutions to help support a range of student transitions, this collection of resources includes new toolkits, short papers and case studies that will help university staff and students to address a number of key areas of concern including:

  • knowledge gaps and student confidence
  • mindset and expectations
  • community building and learner identities
  • perceptions of value across the learner journey.

As the sector prepares to welcome new and returning students for the 2021-22 academic year, these materials will be of particular use to staff in student-facing roles, including subject tutors, module and course leaders, and support services staff. In addition to workshop plans, activities and guidance for staff, a variety of the resources are designed to be used by students themselves.

QAA Members can explore our new resources on our Membership Resources site. Sign up to use the site by completing our simple registration form.

For non-members, we have curated a wider collection of student transitions blogs and related resources from across QAA, which is available on our public Supporting Successful Student Transitions webpage.

We will continue to develop this collection of student transitions resources over the coming weeks and months, including the addition of a glossary of terms for incoming students explaining the hidden aspects of the curriculum. We are also curating a suite of current UK-based practice relating to supporting successful student transitions. If you have examples of practice or transitions resources that you would like to share with us, please contact

QAA has produced a series of guidance, advice and support to help providers and students in the pandemic. We produce this with and for our members.