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HUM Student Transitions


"HUM Student Transitions is a key part of our strategy to make Arts & Humanities at UEA stand out from the crowd and for our students to become motivated, independent learners who take opportunities, achieve their goals and make a positive difference."   Sarah Barrow, PVC HUM












         Launched in 2016/17, HUM Student Transitions aims to better tailor our support to Arts & Humanities Faculty students and enhance the student experience while creating a sense of belonging and confidence in the value of the arts and humanities. We have focussed on developing our support around the 5 categories of student needs throughout the whole student journey. This will enhance the student experience and equip our students to take up opportunities, be confident in the value of their subjects and achieve more at UEA and beyond. Impacts in terms of graduate attributes, employability, widening participation, advising and student retention are anticipated as the project progresses.






HUM Student Transitions is supported by the I Arts & Humanities Blackboard site which all HUM staff and students are enrolled onto.

Look around today:  Help! My Opportunities  Focus on the Arts & Humanities Information Trails Study Skills   IT Services: Getting Started School Sections What Was on in Welcome Week?




This year in Welcome Week there were a range of sessions and events provided by both the School and the Faculty.

Typical School activities included; group adviser sessions, course meetings, Head of School welcomes, social events, student-generated induction activity (students determine the content of the session), visiting and returning students sessions.


A range of optional events throughout the week designed to inspire and celebrate the humanities including; Multimedia Experience, Borders and Boundaries Panel Sessions, Arts & Humanities Opportunities Fair and Welcome Home. For all staff and students.

View and download this years events in our faculty events flyer

Click on the image below to watch our 3 minute video and find out what was planned for Week 1 2017/18.

Click on the picture to watch 'Welcome Home' - interactive street theatre devised and performed by UEA Drama students.

Click on the picture to watch videos of the 'Borders and Boundaries Interdisciplinary Panel Sessions'. Choose from; Humanities at the Margins, Policing Boundaries, Configuring the Nation and Representation of Space and Place.

See the Arts & Humanities Opportunities Fair in action by clicking on the image.

Student feedback for the Multimedia Experience is shown in the image below.


The focus for 2017/18 is strengthening and integration of student support and development of activities along the 5 transitions themes. We will identify key transitional moments througout the academic lifecycle and the HUM Schools, Faculty and Central University Services will work together to ensure appropriate support or events are highlighted and made available to students no matter what stage of their academic journey they are at.


The academic lead for Transitions is Professor Nick Selby - HUM Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching.

Project management is provided by John Tully - Senior Faculty Manager.

Further information on the academic rationale for Transitions - written by Clive Matthews, Academic Director of Taught Programmes.

Key achievements for 2016/2017.