Using Microsoft Teams for undergraduate groupwork and the development of digital skills

Gill Holden embedded Microsoft Teams into a group work module resulting in successful collaborations and excellent student feedback. This case study includes helpful tips for those looking to do the same.

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Politics Curriculum Review

Politics instituted a full curriculum review, lasting over a year, to investigate how they could enhance their programmes in the following areas: feedback and assessment; student voice; employability; EDI; and teaching research methods. Find out more from Dr Michael Barr.

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Beyond Employability Booklets

Beyond Employability

Following students expressing anxiety over their ‘employability’ and their lives postgraduation, a year long research project in the School of Arts and Cultures explored how employability is embedded within teaching practice and ethos of the School as a whole. The Beyond Employability teaching pack provides a summary of the research, key findings and a number of teaching activities.

Rosalind Beaumont

Your module at a glance – creating module roadmaps to support student learning

Making use of module roadmaps has helped students get the most out of their learning, reduced ten page documents down to one and resulted in learning activities and expectations being communicated ‘at a glance’. Rosalind Beaumont shares how this approach has been used in the HaSS Faculty PGCert in Research Training.

Dr Jennifer Orr

‘Doing the Degree’: the learning community and roadmap to degree success

Creating a community can be challenging, particularly in a modular course but the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have started to address this with the ‘Doing the Degree’ sessions. Read about their programme of events and find out how it all came together in this case study.

Dr Darren Kelsey

Aspirations, skills and knowledge (ASK)

Faculty Futures engages with local schools to become a familiar, friendly face to students who might not consider university as an option available to them. Dr Darren Kelsey gives more information about the design and delivery of this interdisciplinary programme.