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Learning and supporting student success in Higher Education

GreyMatter - Still Learning

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

It has been a few years since I was a regular blogger and I figured it was about time I got back into the habit. My previous blog concentrated on my work as a software developer and teacher of software engineering, and was mainly filled with technical articles on various aspects of building software systems. I still do software development and I still teach software engineering, but the focus of my work has changed in recent years and I am now more concerned with supporting university students and how we, as teachers, can help them succeed.

So this blog is going to focus on matters relating to student success and teaching and learning in Higher Education. In particular, it will focus on how we support students through personal supervision - a process known outside of the UK as academic advising. Good academic advising is considered to be key in helping students succeed in their studies, and I am honoured to be a member of UKAT and NACADA, organisation which promote and support the practice of academic advising in the UK and globally.