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'trans:it' programme supports students┬┐ to move from college to an engineering degree

6 July 11


The exciting new 'trans:it engineering' programme by the University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development, to help students make the move from further to higher education engineering courses, was launched on Thursday 7 June.

The launch follows the successful launch of the broader ‘trans:it’ programme, which after its introduction twelve months ago is regularly used in universities and colleges across West Yorkshire and beyond, including in international institutions.

The programme, which is made freely available on the internet, is intended for use in further education colleges and introduces students to the extra demands of Engineering degree courses many of them will move on to. Both the West Yorkshire Lifelong learning Network (WYLLN) and the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering supported the development, which involved staff and students from several West Yorkshire colleges and universities.

The Dean of the School, Nadira Mirza, said: “I am delighted with the new engineering material; the existing ‘trans:it’ programme is already used in our Oman franchise with great success and it is good to see this additional resource.”

Project coordinator Mohan Mistry said: “This is an exciting development - the initial feedback from staff and students using ‘trans:it ‘is very positive and we are confident that the engineering programme will be equally successful”

Tony Sturdy, Senior Careers Advisor at Huddersfield New College said: “We have just enrolled on a pilot e-portfolio project with 70 students, and the ‘trans:it’ programme approach fits well into the personal planning element of the e-portfolio.   It will also be a very valuable resource for use within our tutorial programme and with students undertaking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).”

Christine Byrne, Sector Officer, Construction and the Built Environment, Leeds College of Building said: “I congratulate the School of Lifelong Education and Development on completing the project - it certainly will be appreciated by staff and students in the future”.

For more information about the ‘trans:it’ and ‘trans:it engineering’ programmes please visit:- http://www.transitwestyorkshire.ac.uk/

6 July 11

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