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Student Support and Guidance
This is one of a range of named awards available through SEDA’s Professional Development Framework (SEDA-PDF).
To support the professional development of individuals working in a support and guidance capacity
To encourage reflection in and on practice as part of a learning community
To support individuals in questioning their practice, systems and processes informed by shared values
To enhance professional practice.
All staff working in UK institutions of HE within roles and activities linked to the support and guidance of students. This may include a range of roles from, for example, careers manager to academic or personal tutors. This is an area of increasing importance which requires consideration and support by institutions and by teams as it evolves. The award provides a vehicle for institutions and individuals to inform and structure this process of review and development.
Award recipients will have shown how their work is informed by the SEDA Values
Further guidance on the SEDA Values.
An understanding of how people learn
Scholarship, professionalism and ethical practice
Working in and developing learning communities
Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity
Continuing reflection on professional practice
Developing people and processes
Core Development Outcomes
Award recipients will be able to:
Identify their own professional development goals, directions or priorities
Plan for their initial and/or continuing professional development
Undertake appropriate development activities
Review their development and practice, and the relations between them.
Additionally, award recipients will be able to:
knowledge, principles and methods with regard to the effective support and guidance of students in HE
Support and guide students, taking into account the framework of university and HE strategies, policy, systems, and processes
Illustrate the extent to which they have considered the diverse background and needs of learners in their support and guidance activity
Reflect on the ways in which their support and guidance activity is informed by an awareness of boundaries and commitment to ethical practice, inclusivity and diversity
Reflect on their role, their effectiveness and contribution to support and guidance as part of a professional community
Wording improved, February 2011
Named award co-ordinators
Sarah Maguire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Claridge: email@example.com
Jenny Eland: firstname.lastname@example.org