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.

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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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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.

Politics guide to assessment and feedback

Dr David Walker, Politics Senior Tutor School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? We produced a booklet called ‘The Politics Guide to Assessment and Feedback’ for distribution to all undergraduate politics students. The Guide provides information about the different forms of assessment used in Politics, assessment criteria, the Read more about Politics guide to assessment and feedback[…]

Mock-viva video

Professor Anthony Zito, Professor of European Public Policy School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Mock-Viva Video for Ph.D. students Who is involved? Professor Anthony Zito (Politics), Dr Kate Manzo (Geography), PG Students   How do you do it? A PG student agreed to be filmed undertaking a Read more about Mock-viva video[…]