Beginning the university adventure can be a daunting prospect. Finding themselves in a new place far from their home and friends, some students struggle to adapt and turn their university into their new home.
The Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) team at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) are dedicated to making students feel part of the BGU community from the minute they arrive and over the last few weeks they have been running events to help feel at home.
The ‘Escape Rooms’ challenge was held as part of the new year’s induction week. Fifty students split into teams of three to six people were set four tasks based around academic skills:
- Mind Game: An activity based around developing a ‘growth’ mind set where students were required to hunt for clues to solve a series of problems.
- Trivia Pursuit: An activity based around research where students were required to find the correct information by identifying what is a reliable source and what’s not.
- Divergent Thinking: A series of puzzles and problems requiring students to think literally and laterally to devise solutions to successfully complete the task.
- Lexical Neapolitan: An activity requiring a problem to be solved using software by merging together documents to obtain the answer.
The full event was designed to help students transition to their new surroundings, create a feeling of community and increase their mental and physical wellbeing. Feedback from the event was very positive with participants enjoying the activities and the opportunity to meet and mix with other new students.
Mature students in particular often find starting their university studies after a break from education intimidating; with concerns over connecting with their peers causing anxiety instead of excitement. With this mind the CELT team put together another special event designed specifically around their experiences. The half day event offered mature students an introduction to the support available to them from across the University along with providing them a chance to meet fellow mature students and begin planting their own roots.
BGU offer a range of different support services to help our students feel at home. If you’re in need of help and are unsure where to begin anyone from our Student Advice, CELT, BGSU and Chaplaincy teams will be more than happy to guide you.
You can keep up to date with all the upcoming events designed to support and inspire our students on our news and events pages.
CELT Related Area
and any other tag
Assessment Only Route to QTS (Primary and Secondary)
Bed and breakfast
BG Conference & Events
BGU Foundation Fund
Business skills Support
campus related news
Careers and Employability
Certificate in Education
Church of England
Community & Partnerships
Continuing Professional Development
Early Childhood Studies
Emotional and Mental Health Conference
For Business and Employers
Freedom of Information
Halls of residence
Learning and teaching
MSc in Wellbeing in Learning and Teaching
Partnership in ITE
People and Organisational Development
Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice Nursing
Primary and Community Care
Social & Cultural History
Social Emotional and Mental Health Conference
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs & Disability
Sport & Fitness Centre
Theology & Ethics
Theology & Religious Studies
Training and Skills
Jan 31, 20190
Survey Week returned to Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) this week offering students the chance to make their voices heard. At......
Nov 07, 20180
Autumn is a season of transition as the leaves turn brown and the nights grow longer. In the spirit of......
Nov 02, 20180
The Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) team at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) hosted an event last week to help......
Sep 10, 20180
Staff and students at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) will have the opportunity to experience the positive power of Improv comedy......
Jul 19, 20180
Earlier this month Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) welcomed delegates from across the country to its annual Learning and Teaching Conference....
Jul 04, 20180
Representatives from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) came together with staff at the University of Lincoln to celebrate the Lincolnshire Children’s......
Jun 26, 20180
Last week staff and students at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) held a special event to celebrate voting equality for women....
May 21, 20180
Second year Primary Education students from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) shared their research into 21st Century Digital Literacies at the Annual TEAN (Teacher......
Feb 16, 20182
Exotic creatures, bouncy castles and specialist counsellors are being brought on to campus by the Bishop Grosseteste Student Union (BGSU)......
Oct 11, 20170
Students at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln who are going through a tough time can now access free online......
CELT Related Contents
Jun 07, 20180
The Digital Learning team is committed to assisting students with the use of technology to enhance their learning. The team......
Apr 11, 20180
What can Learning Development help with? Working with all students across all schools, all courses and all years Providing an......
Apr 11, 20180
CELT – New Online booking System! For 121 appointments with the Digital Learning Developers and Learning Development please visit our online......