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Building working relationships with peers: an induction activity for students

Building working relationships with peers: an induction activity for students

Yan, Lili and Reilly, Dawn ORCID: 0000-0003-2317-4700 (2023) Building working relationships with peers: an induction activity for students. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 16 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 2044-0081 (doi:

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The initial period of transition to university (‘induction’) is important as this is when students first meet university staff and are introduced to university systems. Students also meet each other for the first time and start to form friendship groups which will provide a source of peer support throughout their programmes. This case study sets out an activity which we use with the new students on our extended accounting- and finance- related programmes to introduce students to library resources and enable them to start to build working relationships with their peers. The activity begins with information about the library from an Academic Services Librarian, delivered using an interactive quiz format. Students then work in small groups using the library PCs straight away which enables students to start to build friendships and work independently. The final part of the activity includes group presentations to the whole class.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business education; extended programmes; induction; library services; transition
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA)
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Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 14:43

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