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A guide to resources of interest to teachers of first year units at the University of New England, Australia.
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Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Clark, J., Gurney, L., Lawrence, S., Leece, R., Malouff, J., Masters, Y., Reid, J., Tasker, I., Valenzuela, F., & Wilkes, J. (2015). Embedding an institution-wide capacity building opportunity around transition pedagogy: First Year Teaching and Learning Network Coordinators. The International Journal Of The First Year In Higher Education, 6(1), 107-119. doi:10.5204/intjfyhe.v6i1.268

Hussain R, Guppy M, Robertson S, & Temple E. (2013).  Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students. BMC Public Health, 13(848), 1-11.

Mills J, West C, Langtree T, Usher K, Henry R, Chamberlain-Salaun J, & Mason M. (2014). 'Putting it together': Unfolding case studies and high-fidelity simulation in the first-year of an undergraduate nursing curriculum. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(1), 12-17.

Potter S, Griggs Y, & Williamson DG. (2014) Breaking it down, building it up: A research exercise for first-year media studies students. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, 2(3), 1-3.

Quinn F. (2011). Learning in first-year biology: Approaches of distance and on-campus students. Research in Science Education, 41(1), 99-121

Quinn F, & Stein S. (2013). Relationships between learning approaches and outcomes of students studying a first-year biology topic on-campus and by distance. Higher Education Research & Development, 32(4), 617-631.

Smith E, Lye P, Greatrex B, Taylor MK, & Stupans I. (2013).  Enriching learning for first year chemistry students: Introduction of Adobe Connect. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 16(1), 94-101.

Stupans I, Scutter S, & Sawyer T. (2011). Fostering professionalism through scaffolding in first year clinical placements. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 48(3), 263-274.

Whannell R.  (2013). First-in-family students in a tertiary bridging program: Does it really make a difference? Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 15(3), 6-21.

Wilson S, Lyons T, & Quinn F. (2013). 'Should I stay or should I go?': Rural and remote students in first year STEM courses. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(2), 77-88.


Conference Publications

Adapa S. (2010). Cultural Dimensions and Student Engagement: Implications for First Year University Learning. In Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, Armidale: University of New England.

Burton L, Dowling D, Kavanagh L, O'Moore L, & Wilkes J. (2012). Examining first year students' preparedness for studying engineering. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), 1020-1028. Melbourne: Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved from

Godwin J. (2010). Re-thinking persistence in the first year of higher education. In University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 4. Armidale: University of New England.

Godwin J, Belmont W, Holmes N, & Chambers D. (2013). First Year Advisors at UNE: An embedded approach to student learning support. In NACADA International Conference - Enhancing Student Success: A Global Perspective, Maastricht, Netherlands. Retrieved from

Nye A. (2012). First year higher education students and the strategic importance of Australian history. In Connections: The Australian Historical Association 31st Annual Conference Handbook, 93. Adelaide: University of Adelaide.

Lyons T, Quinn F, Rizk N, Anderson N, Hubber P, Kenny J, Sparrow L, West J, & Wilson S. (2012). Starting out in STEM: A study of young men and women in first year science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Retrieved from

Pendreigh H, & Wijeyewardene I. (2010). tUNEup from Home University Preparation Course: An innovative practice to support first year students. In Thirteenth Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference Proceedings, Adelaide: Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from

Pendreigh H, & Wijeyewardene I. (2010). tUNEup from home University Preparation Course: assisting students with learning in higher education. In University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 4. Armidale: University of New England. Retrieved from

Quinn, F. & Godwin, J. (2002). Changes of Australian tertiary students: A broad description and case study of learning approaches and student satisfaction in science. In The Sixth Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference. University of Canterbury and Queensland University of Technology.

Reid J, & Wilkes J. (2013). Towards a successful transition: Identifying the gap between the expectations of first year science students and teaching staff. In Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Canberra: UniServe Science. Retrieved from

Stupans, I., Albrecht, T., Coffee, J., Elliot, E. E., Giles, E., King, S., Pearce, K., Sawyer, T., Scutter, S., Ward, H. (2009). Classroom practices: Engaging the first year university student in 'the novel' practical experience. In Conference proceedings : motivating science undergraduates : ideas and interventions. University of Sydney, Australia.

Stupans I, Elliott EE, & March G. (2011). Exploring student diversity: Local and international first year pharmacy students. In Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 156-161. Melbourne UniServe Science. Retrieved from

Wilkes J, Gurney LJ, & Godwin J. (2013). Partnership approach to topic selection of first year university assessments in sustainability. In 31st NSW Environmental Education Conference, 14. Dubbo: Australian Association of Engineering Educators.

Wilkes J, & Reid J. (2014). Quantitative skills in the first year science curriculum: Reflections on a collaborative journey. In Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 96. Sydney: UniServe Science. Retrieved from

Wilkes J, Godwin J, & Gurney LJ. (2014). The role of collaboration in re-designing a first-year writing task. In 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, Darwin. Retrieved from

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