Sep 14, 2023
LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 14, 2023) – With more than two dozen units across campus, the UK Office for Student Success is tasked with not only facilitating excellent classroom experiences, but also with providing support for students across four primary areas: academic preparation, mental and physical wellbeing, financial stability, and belonging and community.
UK's Vice President for Student Success Kirsten Turner says this “scaffolding” is all part of a larger philosophy to prepare students for lives of meaning and purpose upon leaving the university.
On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Turner talks about a variety of efforts her office is engaged in to help meet those needs for students with programs like UK Invests, which provides an investment account opportunity for all UK students, along with helping bring to life the Explore First program, which saw 60 first-generation UK students take part this summer in an integrated global learning experience in Dublin, Ireland and London, England.
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