Two alternative assessments were introduced by Newcastle University Business School, designed to meet diverse student and employer needs. Find out more from Angela Mazzetti.
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.
Find out more about how listening and acting to student feedback, contact time with tutors and good quality staff support have helped develop a sense of learning community within Architecture.
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.
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.
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.
Virtual exchanges can support internationalisation of curricula as well as developing a range of skills that students might need to live and work internationally. This collaborative case study covers the who, how and why of incorporating virtual exchanges into the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
Creativity and Innovation challenges are interactive, intensive, competitive student events that the Enterprise Team run with a variety of disciplines. Students are put into teams and presented with the opportunity to work collaboratively on a real life ‘problem’ that they need to solve through developing a product, service or intervention. Read on to find out what happened in Combined Honours…
Students studying HIS3212 : Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1914 are asked to find their own primary resources resulting in a variety of resources and a number of new insights.
Dr James Gerrard used formative tests with postgraduate students which helps to encourage engagement with resources and contributes to better summative assessment grades.