Student diagnostics that build foundations for success : Insights from a QAA Scotland Collaborative Cluster project

Luke Millard (Abertay University)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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Session Outline

The Personalised Approaches to Resilience and Community (PARC) project led by Abertay University has sought to explore how student self-diagnostics can be used to help students build strong foundations for academic and social success. There are nine partner universities drawn from Scotland, Ireland and England, but this presentation will explore the work of Abertay where student diagnostics has been embedded within a mandatory microcredential for all first year students. The data generated informs student choices for further microcredentials, but is also deployed to inform the advisory system and programme leaders of individual or group themes. The solution focused approach does not just share data, but generates practical answers to the issues revealed and enables those students and staff to be better supported for success. Further details and case studies from three of the PARC partners can be found at

This session addresses the following competencies of the UKAT Professional Framework for Advising and Tutoring
I5 - The characteristics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations
I7 - Data and information technology applicable to tutoring
P1 - Create and support environments that consider the needs and perspectives of students, and respect individual learners