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English Grammar Connection

This website provides interactive online lessons to help improve students' English grammar skills. Students receive constructive feedback throughout the exercises, and get a detailed end-of-round summary report after several questions have been completed. The report gives teachers and students a quick assessment of key grammar concepts. It serves as a foundation for future improvement using the activities on this web site or other methods of instruction.

Opportunities for involvement for service users and carers at the Open University in Scotland

Booklet explaining the different ways service users or carers can assist with the work of the Faculty of Health & Social Care at the Open University. Opportunities available include the development of courses and the selection and training of students.

Scoping study : linguistic access to education for deaf pupils and students in Scotland

Study looking at the state and complexities of linguistic access to education for deaf pupils and students in Scotland. It describes work which aims to improve linguistic access in education and makes recommendations to improve linguistic access throughout all education sectors.

Disability: a rough guide for widening participation practitioners

Guide intended to assist those whose work brings them into contact with potential and current disabled learners in England by offering information and advice on the issues faced by disabled learners.

Advocacy : in my view

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This resource looks at advocacy and presents seven possible 'hidden agendas' at a hospital ward round. The student wants to advocate for the client to return to his home, but each hidden agenda might explain the other professionals’ involved in the ward round reluctance to accept the student's view. The activity helps students to practise whether and how they might open up the hidden agendas.

Companion for Undergraduate Dissertations : Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, Social Policy, Social Work and Criminology

This resource has been prepared to provide support and guidance for personal study and to help you through the dissertation process. It deals with some of the common questions, concerns and practical issues that undergraduate students come across when completing their social science-based dissertation or final year project. The resource also provides some useful information for academic staff who are supervising undergraduate dissertations.

Englishpage.com

This website offers a range of activities in both grammar and vocabulary, and includes mini-tutorials, games, a student forum, several dictionaries and a thesaurus. The site also provides links to English as a second language (ESL) worksheets and lessons.

The edgeless university : why higher education must embrace technology

Report assessing the threats and opportunities technology holds for universities. It argues that technology is making universities just one source among many of knowledge and ideas but that, through their institutional capital, universities can also harness technology to offer more flexible provision and open up more avenues into higher education.

Higher and further education students' income, expenditure and debt in Scotland 2007-08

This report presents findings from the second study of the income, expenditure and debt of students studying higher education (HE) and further education (FE) in Scotland in 2007-08.

Post-16 education and disabled learners : a guide for schools, colleges and for information, advice and guidance workers

Guide intended to bridge the gap between school and further and higher education by providing those who work in the area with information about the support available for disabled students in further and higher education in England.