Moving On is an induction programme specifically for WP students – school leavers and adult learners - that runs the week before our Welcome Week. It is a comprehensive introduction to undergraduate life – navigating campus, learning & teaching, support and welfare.
Beginning university can be a daunting prospect for all of our students. For those from widening participation backgrounds, this transition can feel even more daunting for a number of reasons including commuting, caring and financial responsibilities, as well as experiencing imposter syndrome as an under-represented group. Moving On has been designed to alleviate some of these concerns and support participants to have a bespoke and supportive introduction to university to help them feel confident and a sense of belonging ahead of embarking upon their degree studies.
Moving On provides a free week-long introduction to undergraduate life and includes an orientation to the University’s campuses and buildings; an opportunity to attend lectures and tutorials; guidance on using the University’s virtual learning environment and library, and an introduction to the range of support services available at the University. Participants meet other new students and make new friends ahead of beginning their course.
All eligible students from the local area who hold an offer from The University of Edinburgh and fulfil our widening participation criteria are invited to attend. Moving On is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Widening Participation strategy and is organised by the University’s Centre for Open Learning, with help and contributions from many other services including the Edinburgh University Student Union (EUSA), Institute for Academic Development, University Careers Service and Student Counselling Service.