Make space to be a little bit extra

How to encourage everyone on campus to participate in extracurricular activities to enrich personal and professional development

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It’s not all lectures, labs and tutorials. Life outside class should give students valuable learning experiences that can enrich their personal and professional development. Whether it’s sport, creative pursuits, professional societies or work experience, all give a chance to build soft skills such as teamwork and problem-solving and foster a crucial sense of belonging. Here’s how to create a rich, diverse and challenging campus programme that students (and staff) will want to engage with.

How to encourage students to engage in the broader university offering

Getting involved in campus life beyond the classroom brings multiple benefits for students, so how can universities encourage greater participation in the range of activities on offer?

Irina Shcheglova

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 

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