These webpages and the FLO First Year Support Strategies Portal are designed to support staff who work with students attending university for the first time at a first year level although
some of the material may also be useful for staff working with students who do
not fit this explicit category.

If you work with first year students and would like some support or are interested in investigating strategies for supporting them please contact Dr Ann Luzeckyj (Senior Lecturer in Higher Education: First Year Undergraduate Teaching Advisor)

Advice, support and resources for staff working with first year students is provided by the Senior Lecturer in Higher Education: First Year Undergraduate Teaching Advisor, who also:

  • undertakes researchin relation to teaching and supporting first year students at Flinders University
  • identifies and disseminates strategies to promote good teaching practicein relation to teaching first year students
  • co-facilitates a First Year Community of Practice (FYCoP)
  • explores and reports research and initiatives undertaken at other universities in relation to teaching first year students

There are a range of resources developed by researchers and initiatives that are implemented at universities across the globe to support staff who teach first year undergraduate students. The resources include materials for staff who wish to gain insight into:

There is also a First Year in Higher Education(FYHE) virtual centre for researchers and practitioners, based in Australia and a National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition which is hosted by the University of North Carolina.

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) provides staff and students at Flinders with access to a range of services, including:

For a full range of resources, information and support available to students, visit the Student pages of the website.

If you know of any resources or research to add to this site please contact the Senior Lecturer in Higher Education: First Year Undergraduate Teaching Advisor