Supporting Student Development

Students working at desksStudent development encompasses reflective and independent learning and planning ahead. All UK Higher Education Institutions are expected to offer such opportunities to students at all levels (this is a QAA requirement).

Examples of student development include:

  • Red Award
  • Academic and transferable skills development
  • Subject/discipline knowledge
  • Careers and employability/career management skills
  • Personal reflection and development
  • Volunteering
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Goal setting/action planning.

CQSD supports staff in Schools by providing advice and information on all aspects of learning support and by working collaboratively with them developing materials and resources to support learning and teaching activities.

CQSD is tasked with the co-ordination of a number of University activities which are focused on learning development and enhancing the student experience. These include:

How student development fits in with Personal Tutoring

Personal Tutors are expected to be aware that students should be actively engaging with opportunities available to them. Discussions around student development can form the basis of Personal Tutoring meetings. Students who have access to an iLearn area are encouraged to share their portfolios with their Personal Tutors in order to enhance their relationship and to enable Personal Tutors to be able to write informed references.


The main contact is Joy Collier 

Internal: x4329

(0118) 378 4329

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