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.