A group of students at Grey's Monument

Transition Officer for Mathematics and Statistics programmes

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.

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.

Professor Janice Ellis

Creating a supportive learning environment through integration of year groups

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.

Dr James Gerrard

Over the Threshold: formative work in the first days at university

Archaeology students submit an 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.

Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Dr Kirsten MacLeod, Lecturer School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Introduced compulsory Peer Review for First Year students. Who is involved? Dr Stacy Gillis, Dr Ruth Connolly and Dr Kirsten MacLeod introduced a peer review component for first term survey modules. Seminar tutors divide all of Read more about Peer review to improve essay writing for first years in School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics[…]

Linking students (as prospective alumni) with research groups

Dr Alan Tully, Guest Member of Staff School of Computing Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Computing Science is creating a series of Degree Programmes linked to the strengths of research groups in the School. Who is involved? Alan Tully is DPD for undergraduate programmes. These Programmes are developed with the relevant research Read more about Linking students (as prospective alumni) with research groups[…]

Institute of Health and Society postgraduate research quarterly newsletter

Dr Heather Brown, Lecturer Institute of Health and Society Medical Sciences What did you do? Produced a quarterly newsletter for PGR Institute of Health and Society students. Who is involved? Heather Brown, students contributing. How do you do it? Gather content material e.g. student achievements, opportunities, training information, photos, and produce a newsletter which gets Read more about Institute of Health and Society postgraduate research quarterly newsletter[…]