Community Building to Promote Peer-to-Peer Relationships

Hopkins, Jayne, Hobson, Thomas, Stones, Emma and Davison, Ellie (2022) Community Building to Promote Peer-to-Peer Relationships. In: RAISE - Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement.

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A network of relationships, both academic and social, are key to students feeling a sense of belonging in Higher Education. This sense of belonging has been linked not only to a reduced likelihood of withdrawal (Hoffman et al. 2002-2003) but to an increased level of attainment (Pittman & Richmond, 2007).
It has been shown that an opportunity to work alongside peers provides a significantly greater benefit than a purely social introduction. The opportunity for students to feel valued by their peers as well as to gain help from them promotes more meaningful relationships and an increased sense of belonging (Hoffman et al. 2002-2003).
This session will review the activities and interventions introduced by the Foundation Studies Centre, University of Lincoln, to facilitate the development of these peer relationships, working alongside our students to build a greater sense of community.

Hoffman, M., Richmond, J., Morrow, J., & Salomone, K. (2002-2003). Investigating “sense of belonging” in first-year college students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 4(3), 227-256.
Pittman, L. D., & Richmond, A. (2007). Academic and psychological functioning in late adolescence: The importance of school belonging. Journal of Experimental Education, 75, 270-290

Keywords:Community, Higher Education, peer support
Subjects:X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science
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Deposited On:07 Nov 2022 13:59

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