Rosalind Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in School X discusses how Newcastle PGR students had the opportunity to come together via a cross-faculty series of events during COP26 in November 2021, to explore and discuss their research through the lens of sustainable development. This allowed students to develop a wide range of skills, collaborate across disciplines and reflect on their experiences and learning.
This challenge gave students the opportunity to become familiar with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, work as a team and demonstrate their creativity. Find out how it worked and view some of the fantastic winning entries.
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…
Time management can be a bit of a dull topic to teach students, especially in a lecture format. GPS decided to take a new approach developing their very own TimeWasters board game.
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.
The new Transition Officer has a real positive impact on students in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. This is achieved through a proactive approach to providing both pastoral and academic support. Dr Kate Henderson shares how this works in practice.
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.
The School of Dental Sciences have created an effective learning community giving students across stages and programmes the opportunity to work together and learn from each other.
Archaeology students submit a formative piece, “What will I get from my degree?” near the start of Semester 1. Find out more from Dr James Gerrard in this Case Study.
Find out more about how Peer Mentors support Business, Accounting and Finance students with placements.