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We have been working with SAGE Publications again to create an academic year planner for 2014/15. The planner is part of the SAGE study skills promotion distributed through campus bookshops, and shows a range of SAGE study guides, see below for details…

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Check your campus bookshop for the 2014 SAGE Study skills promotion

“It’s Back to University time again, and that means at SAGE we’re helping campus bookshops around the UK get ready for the start of the new academic year. Every year we run a special promotion for our SAGE Study Skills books, with an exclusive in-store discount for students and a range of great freebies for them to get their hands on.

We’re really excited to work with Foldedsheet again this year, to produce a specially customised LearnHigher Academic Year Planner as one of the giveaways. Featuring a range of handy study skills tips from our books, it’s the ideal tool to help students plan out their study time, coursework and revision for 2014/15.

Along with the lovely planners, this year we’re also giving away tote bags (featuring our study skills bingo game!), highlighter pens and bookmarks with study tips – perfect for getting organised for the new term. So if you’ve got a bookshop on campus, make sure you pop in and take a look.”

For more information about the range of SAGE study guides, click here

 

This year, universities ordered print runs of the customised LearnHigher academic year planner 2013/14. For all those who are not studying at the universities who ordered them… the University of Reading had some extras printed and have made them available on our online shop.

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We have been working with SAGE Publications to create an academic year planner for 2013/14. The planner distributed through campus bookshops shows a range of SAGE study guides including the latest edition of Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University – for more information click here.

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Again this year, universities shared a print run of the LearnHigher Generic academic year planner 2012/13. For all those who are not studying at the universities who ordered them… we had some extras printed and have added them to our online shop.

Again this year, universities shared a print run of the LearnHigher Generic academic year planner 2011/12. For all those who are not studying at the universities who ordered them… we had some extras printed and have added them to our online shop.

We have confirmed orders from five universities for the 2011/12 LearnHigher academic year planners (layouts are on our Tumblr resource).

Aston University
Brunel University
De Montfort University
Nottingham Trent University
University of Reading

In the next academic year, nearly 7,000 students will be managing their time effectively at university!

This year we had six universities sharing a print run of the LearnHigher Generic academic year planner 2010/11 – nearly 10,000 were printed! For all those who are not studying at the universities who ordered them… we had some extras printed and have added them to our online shop.

We have confirmed orders from a total of thirteen universities for the 2010/11 LearnHigher academic year planners (layouts are on our Tumblr resource).

Aston University
University of Bournemouth
University of Brighton
Brunel University
City University London – Cass Business School
Liverpool Hope University
University of London – Birkbeck
London College of Fashion
London Metropolitan University
University of Nottingham
University of Reading
University of Surrey
University of Vienna (German-language version)

In the next academic year, nearly 35,000 students will be managing their time effectively at university!

We will be producing a German-language version of the LearnHigher planner 2010/11 with Universität Wien, Austria. The planner is based on the original English-language version developed by LearnHigher. For the translation work involved to produce the new German-language option, the University of Vienna have recently been appointed as an ‘Associate’ of LearnHigher.

21,000 students get organised this year with the Foldedsheet LearnHigher academic year planners 2009/10.

Funded by participating universities, these planners are given away free to students at the beginning of the academic year… so good luck with the new term and hope you all enjoy using your planners!

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For more details, check out the link on the left to our Tumblr archive.

We have confirmed orders from eleven universities for the 2009/10 LearnHigher academic year planners (layouts are on our Tumblr resource).

Aston University
University of Bournemouth
University of Brighton
Brunel University
University of Glamorgan
University of Leeds
Liverpool Hope University
London Metropolitan University
Nottingham Trent University
University of Reading
University of Surrey

In the next academic year, over 21,000 students will be managing their time effectively at university!

The template for the LearnHigher planner has now been finalised – for more details click on the LearnHigher page (located in the title bar above).

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We have been working with LH researchers in Time Management for nearly two years now, developing a range of visual planning resources for students in Higher Education. Next month, Michelle Reid (University of Reading) and Pauline Ridley (University of Brighton) of the LearnHigher CETL will be making a presentation titled Visualising the future: creating new paper-based resources at the LDHEN symposium. See reid_abstract for an outline of the parallel session, or view the PDF presentation here: Visualising the Future LDHEN 09 powerpoint slides

“The 6th annual symposium of the Learning Development in Higher Education Network (LDHEN) will be held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April 2009 at Bournemouth University. This year’s symposium theme offers an opportunity to engage with a range of debates about the nature and purposes of learning development.”

See the ALDinHE (Association for Learning Development in Higher Education) website for more details of this symposium.

We have just printed a new (promo) planner for LearnHigher, using a similar template to the 2008/9 Generic version (see earlier posts, or check out the Tumblr archive for more details). However, this one has been updated to include three double-height panels of ‘Top Tips’ from the 20 learning areas of LearnHigher. The planner has been requested by, and distributed to, nearly 60 universities across the UK. This is part of LearnHigher research and development at the University of Reading – see www.learnhigher.ac.uk for more details of this project. The 2009/10 LearnHigher planner template is also in the final stages of development, details of which will be released soon.

This academic planner has been developed in conjunction with the University of Brighton and the University of Reading as part of the LearnHigher CETL.

Pilot Scheme: foldedsheet Academic Year-to-View Planners 2008/9

Over the next few weeks we are gathering feedback and comments from the four universities involved in our pilot scheme: Royal College of Art, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, University College Falmouth and Trinity College of Music. A total of 700 foldedsheet Academic Year-to-View planners were distributed to their students in September 2008.

We are looking forward to hearing their views.

Critical feedback and user comments are very important to our process of research and development. The Universities involved in the pilot scheme are part of this process, their feedback will provide the ideas and inspiration to refine and improve the 2009/10 version of the planner.

All feedback welcomed, honest appraisal of the planners will really help in the development of this resource. There is always room for improvement and through the pilot scheme we hope students and staff will be generous and thoughtful with their opinions and comments.

THE SCHEME

Four Higher Education Art Institutions will pilot our Foldedsheet year planners, these will be distributed to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The universities will receive over 100 planners each, enabling 700 students to visually map their time at university this academic year. Project planning, assessment deadlines, work schedules, important appointments and lectures can all be ‘mapped’ on the planner.

THE UNIVERSITIES

Royal College of Art
Central St. Martins College of Art and Design
University College Falmouth
Trinity College of Music

We have been working with LearnHigher Time Management researchers at the University of Reading, to produce a suite of academic year planners with 6 universities in the LearnHigher partnership. LearnHigher also provides a diverse range of online learning resources available to students – our initial contact came through the University of Brighton, who lead the Visual Practices area.

The Generic version (or template LearnHigher planner) will be piloted with 3 of the LearnHigher partner institutions: Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University, who will all receive 500 each to pilot with a focus group of students.

The image above shows the Generic version, which carries the LearnHigher branding and information about the LearnHigher partnership, including details of web-links to LearnHigher services. This was then modified for three of the LearnHigher partner universities, with university branding, local information, department services, and university or course related dates.

The planner for the University of Reading, uses some modification of the LearnHigher template with logo placement and local info/services added. All students at Reading (10,000) will receive these at the beginning of term…

The University of Brighton, in addition to logo placement and local info/services, also opted to show a visual weekly time-line. All first year students (7,500) will receive one each in their induction week…

Liverpool Hope University opted for logo placement, local info/services, a visual weekly time-line, and the greatest level of modification, including a colour change and course-related details within the daily sections to assist students in planning their time. All level C students (3,000) will receive the planner at the start of term…

We look forward to hearing how the students have used their new planners.

To see all the layouts for the LearnHigher publications, see our Tumblr archive.

We have made even more space on the sheet since last year for our regular planner…

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And this year we are producing the (long-awaited) academic version…

Both of these planners will be available next month.

We were commissioned to produce a half-year pilot planner with ‘Study Tips’ supplied by time management researchers in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Reading. The university is one of the partners for LearnHigher, a consortium of 16 universities who share best practice in diverse areas of student learning.

One thousand students at the University received a planner in January 2008. Their feedback and comments will be collected and a full academic year planner will be produced for LearnHigher institutions in 2008/09.

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