Engineering Poster Competition

One of the high points for our Stage 3 students is the annual poster competition normally held in a large venue with all students and supervisors simultaneously. This is something I could not do this year due to the pandemic restrictions. I used Miro to set up a poster exhibition for around 80 posters which is simply accessible via a URL.

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Language Practice Programme

Over the years the Language Resource Centre has offered a programme of student-led language learning groups during term-time. These groups provide an opportunity for informal speaking practice to all Newcastle University members who are registered with the LRC. With the March 2020 lockdown, the decision was made to continue this activity but to trial taking it online using Microsoft Teams. For the academic year of 2020-21 the programme was run entirely online and was also expanded, in terms of number of hours offered, the types of sessions and languages.

The Language Resource Centre’s Online Tandem Board

In the past we had a physical tandem board in the Language Resource Centre, where students could come in and pin up a notice to say what languages they spoke and what languages they wanted to practice. With lockdown in March 2020 and no access to the physical centre, within a week we set up the online version of the tandem board to facilitate people being able to do language exchanges entirely remotely wherever they were.

Cultural Peeps Podcast

Iain Wheeldon from the School of Arts and Cultures runs the podcast Cultural Peeps; a series of interviews with Arts and Cultures professionals working across the sector. The interviews focus on their career journeys, and allow listeners to gain insight into real life careers in Arts and Cultures, and the various circumstances that influence their direction.

Point of View videos in Biomedical Sciences for Final Year Undergraduate projects during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dr Claudia Schneider & Dr Graeme Wells School of Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences Who is involved? Dr Claudia Schneider, Principal Research Associate, Biosciences Institute Dr Graeme Wells, Postdoctoral researcher Stage 3 Undergraduate students. What did you do? Used POV (point of view) videos to recreate an on-site experience for final year undergraduates undertaking Read more about Point of View videos in Biomedical Sciences for Final Year Undergraduate projects during the Covid-19 Pandemic[…]

Colleagues on Zoom call

Heroes of Portuguese – Year Abroad Support 2020

Conceição Pereira and Loiana Leal created a Canvas community with optional activities for students who should have been abroad as part of their degree in Portuguese.

Heroes of Portuguese was chosen as a title because Heroes is a confident word, heroes overachieve, go further, and unite.

Ellen Arkless

Business School Student Voice

Careful recruitment of student reps, providing a framework and consistency across the Business School for student voice. Enabling students to have structure to what they are trying to achieve and how the Business School would expect them to operate.