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.

Rebuilding and redesigning courses

Weekly online activities were produced for students to support their learning and skill development. Being aware of what the students might have been experiencing, as well as trying to support their learning through accessible and manageable content was key.

Module Redevelopment

Face-to-face lectures were redeveloped to be delivered online while the seminars allow me to see the students every few weeks. This approach has helped during the pandemic and helped support students in their 2020/21 studies.

Speech Marking

Used a third-party programme called Sonocent Audio Note-taker, initially as a marking application for students, but soon started to use the programme with students so they could submit their work.

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The Politics of Happiness

David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…

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Pivoting a large first year module to Online provision

The School of Geography, Politics & Social Sciences have recently redesigned their Comparing Cultures module to respond to Covid and the move to online teaching. Find out how mini lectures, virtual exchanges, fire-side chats, and simple weekly emails have helped to keep students engaged…

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Weekly quizzes to engage students with learning

With high engagement rates and positive student feedback, weekly Canvas quizzes are proving to be an effective tool to help students check their understanding. Find out how these quizzes were introduced in the School of Arts and Cultures.

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Test-enhanced learning with Canvas Quizzes

Canvas quizzes can encourage students to keep up with the pace of the course and engage with the learning material. Hear from Dr Nick Riches who shares how he successfully embedded quizzes in his module.