Proposal Form – Special issue on Student Transitions

The call for proposals for the next special issue of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice is now open. The focus of this issue is 'Student Transitions' and the guest editor for this special issue is Professor Roni Bamber, Director of the Centre for Academic Practice at Queen Margaret University and Chair of the Theme Leaders' Group for the QAAS Enhancement Theme, 'Student Transitions'.

We welcome proposals on any aspect of the student experience in relation to transitioning in, through and out of higher education, e.g.:

  • The transition experience from school, college or the workplace into higher education
  • Placement or internship transitions
  • Transitioning into postgraduate study or employment
  • Understanding the learner perspective on transition
  • Explorations of transitions skills and strategies

Proposals which explore inter-institutional approaches to exploring student transition are particularly welcome. Proposals can be for original research, reflective analyses, case studies, 'on the horizon' pieces, opinion pieces and book reviews. Full guidance on article formats is available from

Proposals should be up to 300 words and include 5 keywords. Please also provide a short bio (of 50 words) for each author.

Proposals should be submitted to Kirsteen Wright (, by 19 December 2016 using the proposal form found here. Accepted proposals should be submitted by 20 February 2017.

Informal queries can be sent to Lorraine Anderson (