Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Experiential learning model

Using experiential learning in pre-arrival work, and in student inductions.

Experiential Learning


This model has been built in direct response to student feedback which described how telling new students about university was not in itself sufficient for effective academic transitions.

Experiential Learning models of transitions contribute to enhancing learning and teaching for both staff and students by allowing students to become familiar with and build skills in university learning in an informal setting before their programmes begin.



Enhancing academic induction through experiential learning.


The potential the pre-arrival period holds for transition enhancements and how to build experiential learning into pre-arrival activities.