The Big Read Collaboration between Kingston University, the University of Wolverhampton, Edge Hill University, and the University of the West of Scotland, 2018-2019

Alison Baverstock*, Jackie Steinitz, Tanuja Shelar, Kelly Squires, Nazira Karodia, Rebecca Butler, Sara Smith, Natia Sopromadze, Sara Crowley, Alison Clark, Maya Hutchinson, Rebecca Holderness, Clare Carney, Jeanette Castle, Richard Jefferies

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper outlines the experience of four universities that collaborated on a pre-arrival shared reading project, the Big Read, in 2018/2019. They did so primarily to promote student engagement and retention and also to ease the transition into higher education, particularly for first-generation students, to promote staff connectedness, and to provide a USP (unique selling point) for their institution. The paper covers all the associated processes, from isolating the respective aims of the collaborators to the choosing and sharing of a single agreed title. In analysing the outcomes, recommendations are made for future cross-institutional projects of this kind.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-65
Number of pages32
JournalLOGOS-JOURNAL OF THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMMUNITY
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • higher education
  • pre-arrival shared reading
  • transition
  • welcome
  • Freshers
  • common-read

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Big Read Collaboration between Kingston University, the University of Wolverhampton, Edge Hill University, and the University of the West of Scotland, 2018-2019'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this